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High School Voter Education Weeks Sept. 18–29
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High School Voter Education Weeks Sept. 18–29

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson strongly encourages sixteen- and seventeen-year-old students to pre-register to vote with the beginning of High School Voter Education Weeks from Sept. 18–29. “This is a terrific opportunity for educators to talk with high school students about the critical importance of voting, prepare them to participate in elections and pre-register…

Arcadia Unified Debuts ‘Profiles in Education’ YouTube Series
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Arcadia Unified Debuts ‘Profiles in Education’ YouTube Series

By Sarah Wang Many school districts around the country struggle to maintain transparency and communication within their communities, but Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) is certainly not one of them. The award-winning school district already boasted a thriving relationship with the public, but this summer, its Public Information Office took that rapport one step further…

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Arcadia High School 9/11 Tribute

Nearly 4,000 students and staff of Arcadia High School congregated this morning for its annual 9/11 memorial tribute. Representatives from the Marine Corps, Army, Arcadia Fire Department, and Arcadia Police Department joined our Apaches in this very powerful and emotional history lesson and reminder for our students, many of whom were not yet born when…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month
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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, in recognition of September as Attendance Awareness Month, is encouraging school districts and staff to remind families about the importance of daily attendance and help them overcome challenges that can lead to chronic absenteeism. “Interventions to reduce chronic absenteeism should be supportive and not punitive,” said Torlakson. “There…

Language Learning for Digital Nomads
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Language Learning for Digital Nomads

By Philip Seifi I’ve spent the past few years as a digital nomad, with all my possessions tightly packed in one carry-on luggage. While on the road, I’ve been learning six different languages, and running [LinguaLift] (https://lingualift.com/), an online course for language self-learners. The minimalist lifestyle provides freedoms I could not give up now, but…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September is usually still warm even as it marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it meant the opening of a brand-new school year.  But slowly, the start of the school year began to inch earlier; in some districts, students were on campus…

Arcadia Resident Receives Cal-State LA’s 2017 Outstanding Professor Award
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Arcadia Resident Receives Cal-State LA’s 2017 Outstanding Professor Award

Cal-State LA recognized Arturo Pacheco-Vega and five other faculty members for excellence in the classroom and service to the community during the 2017 University Convocation at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Pacheco-Vega, a professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at Cal-State LA, was one of four Outstanding Professors honored for…

Tom Torlakson Denounces Racism and Encourages Schools to Celebrate Diversity
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Tom Torlakson Denounces Racism and Encourages Schools to Celebrate Diversity

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently sent a letter to California school leaders denouncing racism and encouraging schools to celebrate diversity as the new school year begins. The letter went to county and district school superintendents and charter schools administrators at more than 1,025 school districts statewide—the nation’s largest public school system. “I want to…

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