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California Department of Education Monitors Social Media During STAR Tests

Heightened monitoring and reporting of California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments this year identified 242 schools where social media postings occurred during administration of the tests, only 16 of which included postings of test questions or answers. None of the postings affected school test results. As in 2012, when similar numbers of social media…

HOLDEN NAMES MONROVIA EDUCATOR:  ‘ALL STAR TEACHER OF THE YEAR’
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HOLDEN NAMES MONROVIA EDUCATOR: ‘ALL STAR TEACHER OF THE YEAR’

Students in Kyle McClure’s science classes can often be heard singing or clapping or creating fun stories with silly characters. It’s how he keeps their 12-year-old brains engaged. Kyle McClure’s devotion to his students and teaching is why Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has selected the Monrovia middle school teacher as his “All Star Teacher” for…

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EPA Selects UCLA to help Improve Public Health Data and Research

One of Eight Universities Selected Nationwide EPA announced today its selection of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an academic partner for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of toxic chemical releases in their communities and around the country. UCLA is…

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Arcadia School district reaches agreement in transgender students’ rights case

The United States entered into a settlement agreement with the Arcadia Unified School District in Arcadia, to resolve an investigation into allegations of discrimination against a transgender student based on the student’s sex. Under the agreement, approved by the district’s school board unanimously at the most recent meeting, the school district will take a number…

Brain Training Summer Camp Is Coming to El Monte
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Brain Training Summer Camp Is Coming to El Monte

Do your children know their potential or do they know what made them have trouble paying attention in school, or do they easily forget newly learned material? Let your children do a simple test: stretch out their forefinger and middle finger of left hand ,and their thumb, middle finger and little finger of right hand,…

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CENTURY 21 VILLAGE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre announced that his office will be supporting the Foothill Unity Center’s Back to School Drive 2013. Anyone who would like to donate new school supplies to low income kids can drop off donations at the CENTURY 21 Village Realty office in Sierra Madre….

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2013-14 Budget signed

Governor Brown signed a balanced, on-time budget Thursday that directs additional resources to California’s neediest students and continues the implementation of federal health care reform, while continuing to pay down debt and build a significant reserve to prepare for future uncertainties. The budget is projected to provide long-term fiscal balance with operating surpluses. “California’s finances…

President of Citrus Community College district board of trustees elected to state board of directors
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President of Citrus Community College district board of trustees elected to state board of directors

Mrs. Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees, was recently elected to the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors (CCCT). The CCCT is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation whose voluntary membership consists of the 72 community college districts in California. Keith, who represents Claremont and portions of Pomona…

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