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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...

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,”...

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,...

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...

Citrus College Serves as Pilot Location for Award-Winning Employment Development Program

By Stacy Armstrong An employment development program that has been piloted at Citrus College was recently presented at the world’s largest conference and exposition dedicated to green building. The Developing Energy Efficiency Professionals (DEEP) program was presented at Greenbuild 2012, which was held in San Francisco...

Associated Students of Pasadena City College Delighted with Passage of Proposition 30

The Associated Students of Pasadena City College (ASPCC) said it was pleased that on November 6, 2012, Proposition 30 passed in California, with 54% of the electorate signing on to the temporary tax increase needed to prevent a $6.7 million cut to Pasadena City College alone. Prop...

LAUSD Teacher One of Five California Teachers of the Year

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has named five exemplary educators as the 2013 California Teachers of the Year. Profiles and contact information for each teacher are attached. “These five wonderful teachers have shown the kind of skill, passion, and dedication that exemplify the...

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Hails Passage of Proposition 30

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement regarding voter approval of Proposition 30: “Passage of Proposition 30 means parents and students across the state can breathe a collective sigh of relief, knowing that our schools will have the resources to stay...

Room 13 Art Studios Hosted at Opus Bank

Students of Room 13 at Eliot Middle School (Altadena) and Room 13 at John Muir High School (Pasadena) will be showcasing works of art at Opus Bank’s new Pasadena location. The special reception takes place on Tuesday, November 13th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. It...

Mt Sierra College Vice President Says State is Overcharging Students

The California agency charged with protecting students enrolled in for-profit schools and colleges is overcharging students state-mandated fees by up to 2 ½ times, according to an email sent out by Mt. Sierra College Vice President, John Davis on Thursday. The agency BPPE (Bureau for...
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