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Pasadena Heritage to Host Modern & More House Tour
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Pasadena Heritage to Host Modern & More House Tour

Modern & More (an illustrated lecture): Professor Kenneth Breisch, Ph.D., noted architectural historian and former Director and founder of the USC Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, will be our special guest speaker for an insightful evening presentation before the Spring Home Tour. Modern Works (a drive-yourself architectural tour): Pasadena’s postwar years saw a plethora of…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s spring time! And most students are also on spring break. It may well be a welcome respite for your children, a time to recharge as they head towards the end of the schoolyear. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also a…

No Boundaries in Art and Talent at PUSD
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No Boundaries in Art and Talent at PUSD

By May S. Ruiz There is no shortage of artistic talent among Pasadena students as the upcoming 12th annual ‘No Boundaries’ will once again prove. Scheduled to open on Friday, March 10, which coincides with ArtNight Pasadena, and running through March 19, at The Shops on Lake Avenue, this art exhibition provides a platform for…

Blair Students Participate in Brain Awareness Day
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Blair Students Participate in Brain Awareness Day

The Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Health Careers Academy is partnering with Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) to raise awareness about brain health and disease among youth. Blair Middle School seventh and eighth grades heard from leading doctors, researchers, and scientists during the third annual Brain Awareness Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the middle school campus. The…

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants
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Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

  By May S. Ruiz A year ago, Emma Li was a 17-year-old high school senior at Arcadia High School, eagerly yet nervously waiting to hear from the colleges and universities to which she had applied.  Today she is a freshman at Cornell University and a near-peer mentor to teenagers who are going through this…

Realtors Read Across Pasadena Week
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Realtors Read Across Pasadena Week

  For the second consecutive year, local realtors will head to the classrooms and libraries of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) elementary schools to read aloud to children during the annual Read Across PASadena celebration Feb. 27 – March 3. Inspired by Collaborate PASadena and sponsored by the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), the events strengthen connections…

The Impact of Local Charter Schools
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The Impact of Local Charter Schools

By Mary McNulty With the Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote,  Betsy DeVos was recently confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education. One of the challenges the nominee faced is her outspoken support for charter schools. The local school districts in and around Pasadena have a number of approved charter schools serving an…

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