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How Can You Help the Arcadia Educational Foundation?
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How Can You Help the Arcadia Educational Foundation?

The Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 in response to substantially reduced federal and state funding for California public schools. The AEF’s purpose is to raise funds for the Arcadia Unified School District. The Foundation is administered by parent and community member trustees who represent the interests of…

Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists
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Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced approximately 16,000 high school semi-finalists yesterday, with 40 of them coming from the Arcadia and Pasadena school districts. The Arcadia school district has 23 semi-finalists coming from Arcadia High School. The remaining 17 semi-finalists are from the Pasadena school district: one from La Salle High School, two from Maranatha…

Arcadia Student Earns Full-Tuition High School Scholarship
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Arcadia Student Earns Full-Tuition High School Scholarship

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is pleased to announce that Arul Kolla of Rancho Lab School has been selected as one of this year’s Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholars. A total of 30 students, chosen from a competitive pool of gifted seventh grade applicants from across the country, receive full-tuition scholarships to any high…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed lower temperatures the last few days, which is uncommon for  September. It’s not only a pleasant change after months of extreme heat, but also is a welcome relief for students who are back on campus. For decades, the new school year didn’t commence until after…

Arcadia Elementary Music Program Starts September
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Arcadia Elementary Music Program Starts September

The Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) is providing music instruction for all fourth and fifth grade students starting the week of Sept. 10. Students in fourth and fifth grade will select a music class to attend once a week during school. All parents will need to register their child for a music class by 4…

Arcadia Unified Ranked as Best Place to Teach in LA
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Arcadia Unified Ranked as Best Place to Teach in LA

AUSD named as district with the Best Teachers in LA By Staff Arcadia Unified ranks as the best place to teach in the Los Angeles area for the second year in a row according to Niche.com. In the recent release of its 2019 school district rankings, Niche also noted Arcadia Unified as having the best…

Pasadena YWCA Hosts Blockchain 101
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Pasadena YWCA Hosts Blockchain 101

Learn about the hottest topic in the tech world right now. Join other business professionals to learn and build relationships at First Foundation Bank (301 N. Lake Ave.) on Aug. 23 from 9 – 11 a.m. All professions and backgrounds are welcome. They will answer questions such as: Why do I need to know about…

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