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PCC’s Superintendent Vurdien Writes Open Letter to Local Community
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PCC’s Superintendent Vurdien Writes Open Letter to Local Community

  Vurdien became PCC’s chief executive in July 2015, and has led the college through the affirmation of its full accreditation status, the launch of the PCC Promise free-tuition program, and its selection as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College. Vurdien sent the following all-hands email recently: “Dear Members of the PCC Community, In only the last two years, PCC…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Winter break is over. I hope your children got the opportunity to de-stress, enjoyed time away from school, and just delighted in being teenagers. The years between middle and high school aren’t that long and once gone, will never come back.  Give your children the chance to…

Pasadena City College Promises ‘Focus on Completion’
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Pasadena City College Promises ‘Focus on Completion’

In an effort to continue its strong commitment to the community and provide greater financial relief to in-district students, Pasadena City College is refocusing its tuition-free program known as the PCC Promise.  Building off of the recently passed AB 19, the California College Promise, which covers the cost for first-year students’ tuition, PCC will reinvest…

PUSD 2018-19 Open Enrollment-School Choice is Jan. 11 – Feb. 2
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PUSD 2018-19 Open Enrollment-School Choice is Jan. 11 – Feb. 2

‘Make PUSD Your First Choice’ presentation is Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) annual Open Enrollment-School Choice for the 2018-2019 academic year begins Jan. 11. Online applications will be accepted through Feb. 2 at openenrollment.info. “The schools of Pasadena Unified ignite students’ curiosity in the sciences, arts, and global languages,” said Superintendent…

Pasadena School Board Begins Budget Reductions With Difficult Cuts
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Pasadena School Board Begins Budget Reductions With Difficult Cuts

53 instructional aides eliminated from special education program By Gus Herrera Although the “season of giving” may be underway for the rest of us, the members of the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Board of Education face a much bleaker outlook heading into the New Year. In the midst of a multi-million-dollar deficit, the board…

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s almost winter but for lots of sunshine, blue skies, and no rain in the forecast.  Yet, the calendar says it’s December and all the stores are enticing us with every kind of sales promotion.  And, of course, children are eagerly anticipating the Christmas season and winter…

Pasadena Unified Will Participate in Inclusive Schools Week
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Pasadena Unified Will Participate in Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is Dec. 4-8 During the week of Dec. 4- Dec. 8, 2017, Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools will participate in Inclusive Schools Week, an annual national event that celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population regardless of disability, gender, socioeconomic status,…

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