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Pasadena Schools Embrace Remote Learning
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Pasadena Schools Embrace Remote Learning

By May S. Ruiz In the midst of health concerns caused by the coronavirus outbreak, safe distancing has been implemented. Schools closed to ensure the safety of students and to help curb the spread of the disease. I set out to determine if there is a system in place to handle this sudden change and…

Altadena Arts Magnet School Aspires to Greatness
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Altadena Arts Magnet School Aspires to Greatness

By May S. Ruiz Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena is Altadena Elementary School, established in 1903 from what used to be a trolley stop for the Mount Lowe Trail. Known today as Altadena Arts Magnet School, it is the premier dual language and arts school in the San Gabriel…

Tina Wu Fredericks Announces Campaign for PUSD Board of Education
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Tina Wu Fredericks Announces Campaign for PUSD Board of Education

This week, at a public education unity rally, Tina Wu Fredericks launched her campaign for Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education, District 6. A mother of two PUSD students, Fredericks, is running to “instill integrity in its decision-making process, empower PUSD families, and focus on establishing equity for all students,” according to a press…

PUSD Holds Community Forums on Consolidation of Schools
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PUSD Holds Community Forums on Consolidation of Schools

By Terry Miller Unprecedented community outrage at Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) over recent school “consolidations” has prompted officials to hold a forum this Thursday to address community concerns about additional potential school closures. The PUSD Board of Education will discuss middle and high school consolidations on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 22. The…

PUSD Interim Superintendent Says More Elementary Schools Could Close
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PUSD Interim Superintendent Says More Elementary Schools Could Close

Thursday, The PUSD Board of Education could approve the consolidation of Jefferson Elementary School’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program to Washington Elementary School and reconfigure Jefferson Elementary School’s boundaries to Longfellow Elementary, Norma Coombs Elementary and Webster Elementary schools; consolidation of Roosevelt Elementary School to Madison Elementary School; consolidation of Don Benito Fundamental Elementary School…

Are Medical Exemptions Why Some Pasadena Schools Have Low Vaccine Rates?
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Are Medical Exemptions Why Some Pasadena Schools Have Low Vaccine Rates?

By Alex Cordero  Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature recently approved a vaccination law enforcing new restrictions on medical exemptions that permit students to continue to attend schools without having all state required vaccines. The vaccine law comes as a result of California’s highest measles outbreaks reported in recent years, including a total of…

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