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PUSD AAPC Presents Black History Living Museum Project
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PUSD AAPC Presents Black History Living Museum Project

On Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. the 2019 Top Students Awards honoring the “best of the best” will be presented at the African American Parent Council (AAPC) District Meeting. The event will be held at 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, in room 236. The Black History Living Museum Project is a…

Two Pasadena Schools Recognized Among Top LA County Schools for Underserved Students
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Two Pasadena Schools Recognized Among Top LA County Schools for Underserved Students

When offered equal access to rigorous coursework, strong instruction, and teachers with high expectations, all students achieve at high levels, oftentimes closing existing gaps. Unfortunately, many kids are being failed by school systems that are not equipping them to achieve their full potential. Many factors hold kids back: poverty, systemic racism, language barriers, and struggles…

Civic Learning Award Presentations at Pasadena’s Willard Elementary
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Civic Learning Award Presentations at Pasadena’s Willard Elementary

Willard Elementary, an International Baccalaureate school, hosted an award presentation on May 3, 2019, to celebrate its 2019 Civic Learning Learning Award of Distinction. Co-sponsored by the California Supreme Court chief justice and the California state superintendent of public instruction, the Civic Learning Award celebrates public schools’ efforts to engage students in civic learning and…

PCC Speech and Debate Team Ranked Top in the Nation
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PCC Speech and Debate Team Ranked Top in the Nation

Right before spring break began, 12 ambitious Pasadena City College (PCC) students made the eight-hour drive to Reno, Nev., to compete at the National Collegiate Speech and Debate Tournament. Having taken second place at this same tournament last year, they came with a very elegant objective: win a national championship. They managed to exceed this…

PUSD Slashes 26 Classified Positions
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PUSD Slashes 26 Classified Positions

Cuts include special education instructional aides By Terry Miller Major Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) budget cuts have troubled the School Board and community for years as well as the real possibility that the county step-in and take over the beleaguered district with its budgetary woes but, miraculously, that was averted at the 11th hour….

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz In a few weeks the school year will be over!!! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend…

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