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State schools chief Tom Torlakson announces California’s National Youth Science Camp delegates

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that Arashpreet Kaur Gill, a senior at Tracy High School in Tracy (San Joaquin County), and Veronica Alissa Rivera, a senior at Claremont High School in Claremont (Los Angeles County) have been selected as California’s 2013 National Youth Science Camp delegates. “As a science teacher, it’s…

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PUSD District 3 run off set April 16

On April 16, eligible voters will participate in a run-off election to select a representative for Pasadena Unified School District, (PUSD) Board of Education, District 3, Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky announced today. Ruben Hueso and Tyron Hampton are the two candidates that received the highest number of votes in the March 5, 2013 Primary…

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Hernández’s bill to improve financial literacy in schools approved by assembly education committee

The Assembly Education Committee on bi-partisan support approved AB 166 authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina). The bill would improve financial literacy instruction in high schools statewide. “The growing negative effects of financial illiteracy, such as the housing mortgage crisis and a low national savings rate, have spurred the need for financial literacy education….

Adult film star Jessica Drake speaks to students at PCC
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Adult film star Jessica Drake speaks to students at PCC

Despite administrative controversy, PCC’s ‘navigating pornography’ class continues It was standing room only as sexual wellness authority educator Jessica Drake filled a classroom to capacity at Pasadena City College Thursday afternoon as part of Dr. Hugo Schwyzer’s “Navigating Pornography.” The class administrators blushingly refer to as Humanities. Drake’s appearance follows the recent appearance by porn…

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State schools chief Tom Torlakson unveils new recommended literature list

List includes common core, and college and career readiness materials To help students meet the new Common Core State Standards and prepare for a career, college, and the challenges of a changing world, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today unveiled the new Recommended Literature: Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve list. “The books our students…

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PUSD chief facilities officer quits amid scandal

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Chief Facilities Officer David Azcarraga has submitted his resignation from the district effective March 12, 2013. According to a press release, “this is a personnel matter, the district will make no further comment on the resignation.” However there has been considerable speculation and scandal regarding Measure TT funds. An informer…

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Torlakson announces California joins national partnership to teach students 21st century skills

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that the California Department of Education has joined the national Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) network of 18 states, designed to teach every student real-world skills to meet the needs of a competitive global economy. “California is part of a growing national movement to teach…

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson encouraged by Advanced Placement® results

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said today he is encouraged by the growing percentage of California high school graduates both taking and passing end-of-course Advanced Placement® (AP) exams that give high-school students a taste of college-level work. “More of our high school students are challenging themselves by enrolling in college-level courses, and more…

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