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New State Guidelines Will Improve Services for Students with Dyslexia
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New State Guidelines Will Improve Services for Students with Dyslexia

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the California Department of Education (CDE) posted new online guidelines to assist teachers and parents in identifying students with dyslexia and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve education services. Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition,…

CSArts-SGV Welcomes its First Group of Incoming Students
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CSArts-SGV Welcomes its First Group of Incoming Students

By May S. Ruiz  August 14, 2017 marks a milestone for the Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) when CSArts-SGV officially opens its doors to admit the first group of incoming students to the Art School.  A welcome festival on August 18 will celebrate this much anticipated event. An off-shoot of the Orange County School of…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Summer break is close to an end for some kids; August usually heralds the start of another school year.  If your children are heading back to class this week, I hope they had the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now…

8 Helpful Tips to Learning New Languages
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8 Helpful Tips to Learning New Languages

By Sarah Wang For most of us, learning a foreign language was a brief stint that we dutifully accomplished to graduate high school. But how much of that knowledge did we actually attain? Were there any other languages that we might’ve been interested in but didn’t have the time to pursue? Whether you’re fresh out…

  • Maddie Field, an upcoming freshman at California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo, was one of 50 students in the nation to receive the Tesoro scholarship. - Courtesy photo
  • Joshua Field, an upcoming freshman at Northeastern University, was one of 50 students in the nation to receive the Tesoro scholarship. - Courtesy photo
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Arcadia Graduates Awarded $4,000 Scholarships

Two students from Arcadia were recently awarded $4,000 scholarships from Tesoro Corp., an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products headquartered in San Antonio. Joshua Field, freshman at California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo, and Maddie Field, freshman at Northeastern University, were among 50 students nationwide to receive the scholarship. This year, the Tesoro Scholarship…

Newly Adopted English Learner Roadmap to Affect Arcadia Students
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Newly Adopted English Learner Roadmap to Affect Arcadia Students

On July 12, 2017, the California State Board of Education unanimously adopted new policy for educating California’s 1.3 million English Learners (ELs) by approving an English Learner Roadmap. As stated in the approved Board Item, “This policy is intended to assist the California Department of Education in providing guidance to local educational agencies (LEAs) in welcoming,…

10 Meaningful Summer Activities for High School Students
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10 Meaningful Summer Activities for High School Students

By Sarah Wang With the ring of the last class bell, millions of high school students across the country are filled with bubbling anticipation for the days that lay ahead – summer vacation. Although summer break is often synonymous with fun and freedom, it’s also important for students and parents to keep in mind how…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring in the triple digits. I hope you and your children are finding fun ways to beat the heat. Summer was traditionally when teen-agers found jobs flipping burgers at fast food joints, cashiering at retail stores, or working as…

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