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L.A. County Students Can Apply for California Credit Union Scholarship
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L.A. County Students Can Apply for California Credit Union Scholarship

California Credit Union invites college-bound students in Los Angeles County to apply for its 2021 College Scholarship Program. Through the program, the credit union provides $20,000 in scholarships annually to recognize Southern California students who are motivated in their academic studies and active in their schools and communities. “We realize that managing the costs of…

Newsom Hopes to Get Students Back to School by Spring
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Newsom Hopes to Get Students Back to School by Spring

The State Safe Schools for All plan, California’s framework to expand the number of schools resuming in-person instruction, was released on Dec. 30 by Governor Gavin Newsom. According to the governor’s office, the plan is “Informed by growing evidence of the decreased risks and increased benefits of in-person instruction.” The plan was developed in partnership with the Legislature, and the governor’s adjustment…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This new year starts with more warnings and worries about a “twindemic” — cases of the seasonal flu combined with coronavirus infections — that could overwhelm hospitals, strain already overtaxed health care workers, and deplete vital resources. The impact of the virus was felt in every aspect…

PEF’s Teacher Grant Program and Other Initiatives Support PUSD
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PEF’s Teacher Grant Program and Other Initiatives Support PUSD

By May S. Ruiz Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 continues to challenge school systems, teachers, and students. Distance learning, while it’s better than not having any kind of learning at all, isn’t effectively reaching all students. Fortunately for students in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), administrators reacted quickly following the lockdown restrictions….

December College Search Guide
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December College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The coronavirus pandemic changed the way learning is delivered not only for elementary and high schools but for colleges and universities as well. On the other hand, the college admissions process itself has remained the same even as some components that go into the students’ application have…

$1.2M Edison Scholars Program 2021 Application Period Open
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$1.2M Edison Scholars Program 2021 Application Period Open

High school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.  Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awards $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to…

Free After-School Programs Offered at L.A. County Parks
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Free After-School Programs Offered at L.A. County Parks

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free outdoor after-school programs designed for school-age children in first through sixth grade, operating Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.  Trained staff are focused on every child having a memorable experience and making friends, by encouraging creativity and an appreciation for fun…

November College Search Guide
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November College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz A year ago, when wildfires were raging all over Southern California, I wrote that it would be a welcome relief for the weather to cool down and to get some rain. This summer, the wildfire occurred very close to home and, as of this writing, is in…

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