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Monrovia robotics students make the grade

If robots are truly the wave of the future, then a group of students at Monrovia High School are definitely at the forefront of it all. Having competed in a recent national robotics competition in St. Louis, students from the school’s robotics club came away with a great deal of robotics knowledge, said Thomas Dobson,…

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Holden bill to give returning vets a voice in community college leadership passes first committee hearing

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) legislation to give veterans a stronger voice in college leadership was overwhelmingly approved today in the Assembly Higher Education Committee. AB 1557 has solid, bipartisan support – 14 Democrats and Republicans have co-authored the bill. AB 1557 gives veterans permanent seats on the Board of Governors of the California Community College…

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson announces release of $38M to local educational agencies under Proposition 39

School districts will soon receive about $38 million from the state in the second round of planning funds from voter-approved Proposition 39, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. Proposition 39 will direct up to $2.5 billion in new revenues over five years to fund projects by California’s local educational agencies (LEAs), including…

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We’re Never Too Old to Learn to Use Computers

Lynn Rabin is a retired LAUSD teacher. Through her local small business Senior to Senior, she now works with people-specializing in those of us over 50-who want to learn to use our computers better. “I have lots of students in their seventies and eighties who were given a new computer by their grandchildren,” says Lynn…

Two more schools targeted by false threats
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Two more schools targeted by false threats

Two more schools targeted by false threats Caller may be same person By Terry Miller In what appears to be a carbon copy of Monday’s false report of a suspect with an AK 47 at Santa Fe Middle School, two schools in Duarte were locked down Tuesday while deputies from the sheriff’s department searched for…

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State Schools Chief Issues Statement on Study of QEIA Impact

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement today after new research was released quantifying the positive impacts of the Quality Education Investment Act of 2006. As a legislator, Torlakson authored QEIA to implement the terms of the settlement of the lawsuit CTA, et al. v. Schwarzenegger, et al. QEIA provided about…

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