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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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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…

Student and cultural exchange program popular in Temple City
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Student and cultural exchange program popular in Temple City

Olympia Education Institute, OEI has been providing educational services for overseas students for many years in the area. Recently we caught up with some of their students at Oak Avenue Intermediate school in Temple City where several students from Beijing followed their contemporaries for the day offering an invaluable lesson for both the American and…

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Cash for college workshops at PUSD

Students and families learn how to apply for Cal Grants and other financial aid High schools in Pasadena will host five Cash for College workshops in January and February to help Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students and their families complete applications for college grants and scholarships. Following a presentation, volunteers and computers will be…

Adult school offers hybrid ESL classes
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Adult school offers hybrid ESL classes

El Monte-Rosemead Adult School intermediate level ESL (English Second Language) students are taking weekly quizzes online and submitting assignments from home during the weekends using Moodle. Moodle is “an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among…

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Project Pass gives students every opportunity to succeed

Project Pass pairs Advanced Placement Monrovia High School students with struggling 6th and 9th graders. The youngsters being assisted had on or more failing grades in their first quarter of the school year. These grades were selected as the students have all just begun at a new school: the 6th graders at Middle School and…

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects

The State Allocation Board (SAB) today disbursed $383.8 million for new school construction and modernization projects across 110 school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools statewide, announced State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “Our schools play a key role in California’s future,” said Torlakson. “These new funds provide vital assistance to local…

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San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers Vote to Oppose Storm Water Tax

The “sneak attack to raise additional taxes on property owners” has suffered another setback with the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers and the West Covina Unified School District voting to oppose the Flood Control District’s effort to impose additional storm water fees, according to a press release sent by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s…

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Citrus College Celebrates a Banner Year

By Mrs. Joanne Montgomery, Member, Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees As 2012 ends, I am grateful to have served as president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. This year, because of the tremendous milestones the college achieved in spite of the challenges presented by the economy, it is with great…

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