Education

Lawton Gray Named Principal of John Muir High School
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Lawton Gray Named Principal of John Muir High School

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian Mcdonald announced that he has named Lawton Gray as principal of John Muir High School, effective July 1. An alumnus of John Muir, Gray is a 19-year educator and joins PUSD from the Temple City Unified School District. Gray was named the 2011 administrator of the year by the…

PUSD Madison Teachers Give Principal Ruelas Average Grade of D
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PUSD Madison Teachers Give Principal Ruelas Average Grade of D

Principal Ruelas receives failing grades on ethics and integrity from Madison Elementary teachers Madison Elementary School teachers give their Principal Juan Ruelas an average grade of D and failing grades on ethics, integrity, and involvement of all parents and families in student learning and support programs. The United Teachers of Pasadena, the teachers’ union for…

Rose City High School Wins Rotary Business Plan Competition
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Rose City High School Wins Rotary Business Plan Competition

Rose City High School student claims academic victory for PUSD Rose City High School student Hunter Smith won first place in the 2017 Rotary Business Plan Competition hosted by Rotary International District 5300 on May 4, 2017. He was among students from Pasadena, Arcadia, and San Marino who presented their business plans before a panel…

Jason Taylor Named Pasadena Unified Teacher of the Year
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Jason Taylor Named Pasadena Unified Teacher of the Year

Jason Taylor, who teaches math and robotics at Wilson Middle School, has been selected as the Pasadena Unified School District’s nominee for the annual 2017 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year, an honors competition that spotlights excellence in public education. If selected as L.A. County Teacher of the Year, Mr. Taylor will be in…

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Frostig School Students Tour Jones Coffee

Frostig School students have learned to brew a wide variety of coffee drinks while working this year in the school café. The owner of Jones Coffee in Pasadena recently gave the young baristas a special lesson on coffee making with a tour of his roasting operation. Chuck Jones welcomed 15 Frostig students to the Jones…

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Five PUSD Teachers Named Teachers of Excellence

The Pasadena Unified School District today announced the five recipients of the 2017 Teachers of Excellence Award, presented annually by the Rotary Club of Pasadena to educators who excel in their profession. The 2017 honorees are Tyara Brooks of Longfellow Elementary; Diana Habib-Nairouz of Hamilton Elementary; Tina Minkler of Jackson Elementary; Linda Ortega of Washington…

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Little Free Library Takes Us Back to a Kinder, Gentler America

By May S. Ruiz Whoever pronounces no one reads books anymore – the kind that’s not on an electronic device – has probably not heard of or seen a little free library (LFL). It looks a bit like a birdhouse, except it isn’t sitting in a tree but propped up on a stand in front…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

By May S. Ruiz This is it – your children have reached the homestretch!  Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade.  Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

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