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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…

How to Choose a Student Loan for College
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How to Choose a Student Loan for College

College’s popularity among recent high school graduates is at an all-time high here in the United States. Many young Americans feel like attending college is their only viable option after graduating from high school. Whether you’re dead-set on enrolling in a two- or four-year university or not, you should know how to select the right…

PCC Recognized as a Top 2-Year College for Latinx Students
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PCC Recognized as a Top 2-Year College for Latinx Students

Less than a week after the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month, Pasadena City College is being recognized as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges for Latinx students. In the annual survey of federal data published by “Hispanic Outlook in Education Magazine,” PCC ranks as California’s No. 1 college in granting associate degrees to Latina/o/x students (No. 3 nationally),…

Teachers Unions Vehemently Oppose Schools Opening Too Soon
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Teachers Unions Vehemently Oppose Schools Opening Too Soon

Many unanswered questions, lack of details as some districts rush to return By Terry Miller As school districts across California attempt to physically return to classrooms, a “woeful lack of planning for COVID-19 testing, tracing and prevention is putting educators, students and our communities at serious risk of contracting a virus that has already killed more than…

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