Education

California “X-Prize” Bill Passes Assembly
Education

California “X-Prize” Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Legislation Would Offer $25,000 Prize for Innovative Concepts to Streamline State Government The California State Assembly took one small step today in what could be a giant leap for good-government advocates, passing Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) “X-Prize” bill by a vote of 66-0. AB 2138 would offer cash incentives for fully…

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Student Allergy Emergency Treatment Bill Survives Fiscal Test

Student Allergy Emergency Treatment Bill Survives Fiscal Test: Appropriations Committee Moves Three Huff Bills to Senate Floor The Senate Appropriations Committee voted today to move three bills authored by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) out of committee and to the Senate Floor. All three bills will be scheduled for Senate Floor hearings next…

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Tree Identification Book from the Arbor Day Foundation Helps People Identify Tree Species in California

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees with a simple, step-by-step process. The book, “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization. “What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinct characteristics of…

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“From Bits to Atoms” 3D Printing Keynote at IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles this June

Sponsored by Disney and Target, IMMERSION 2014 features Disney Animation Studios, the Smithsonian, Google, Microsoft, Stratasys, Oculus, Oracle, Bitcoin and more The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Jon Cobb, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Stratasys, will keynote the IMMERSION 2014 Business and Economics day in Los Angeles, California, this June. “From Bits…

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Rivers of Chocolate to flow at the Cooking Camp

By Fielding Melish Looking for some sweet summer fun for your kids this summer? Well, the Cooking Camp www.summerartacademy.com will be running a week of Cooking Camp simply called “Chocolate Extravaganza”… “We normally start the week with over 400 pounds of Chocolate and at times I feel the need to look for an Ooompa Loompa…

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Scott Phelps new PUSD board president

The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Monday voted to elect Scott Phelps as board president for the 2014-2015 board year by a 5-1 (abstain) vote. Also at the organizational meeting, Kim Kenne was elected vice president and Tyron Hampton was elected clerk. The board elects officers for one year terms….

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Pasadena and Glendale schools garner ‘Distinguished school’ awards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 424 public elementary schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. “I applaud these strong, thriving schools that are making such impressive strides in preparing their students for continued success,” Torlakson said. “This award is well-deserved by these…

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