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Coalition For Humane Immigrant Rights Of Los Angeles The California Table

The California Table, a network of 52 pro immigration reform organizations throughout the Golden State, unilaterally condemned actions by anti-immigrant zealots in Murrieta this week when immigrant children and families bused by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried to reach the local detention center in order to alleviate the overcrowding in other centers. The buses…

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Plaza West Covina Throws a Back-to-School Bash Featuring Radio Disney Los Angeles and Doc Mcstuffins Toy Check-Up Clinic

WHAT: Plaza West Covina hosts a back-to-school party in July with special guest, Radio Disney Los Angeles’ Road Crew who will be playing the hottest music and entertaining kids with games and prizes. Also, Radio Disney will be opening The Doc McStuffins Toy Check-up Clinic. The Clinic is designed to teach kids valuable lessons about…

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Ron Gold Urges Kamala Harris Not to Appeal Teacher Tenure Ruling

“Is she on the side of students and parents, or teachers’ unions?” Recently a Los Angeles judge took a whack at long standing job security for teachers-especially tenure. Such policies hurt the poorest California children with the worst teachers, according to the winning plaintiffs. Ron Gold, the top two vote-getter in the primary election in…

New State Testing Goes Smoothly for Arcadia Unified
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New State Testing Goes Smoothly for Arcadia Unified

The first year of testing with the Smarter Balanced Assessment, the new standardized state test in California, went well for the Arcadia Unified School District. More than 15,000 tests were administered to approximately 5,000 students. Students in grades 3-8 and 11 were tested in English Language Arts and Math. “Our administration of the Smarter Balanced…

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Blueprint to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in California

For California to maintain its leadership in high-tech innovation, the state must emphasize helping students become literate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said today as his STEM Task Force issued a report titled INNOVATE: A Blueprint for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in California Public Education….

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APIDC Holds 2014 Disabilities Leadership Institute Graduation Ceremony

On June 1, 2014, Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) held a graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of its Leadership Institute. With generous funding from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Southern California Gas Company, the APIDC Leadership Institute was established to develop young adults to become leaders and advocates…

Arcadia Museum Education Center Dedicated
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Arcadia Museum Education Center Dedicated

By Terry Miller The five- year project from concept to completion, the 2500 square foot Arcadia History Museum Education center was officially dedicated Saturday, June 28 with appropriate fanfare, speeches and accolades. Long a dream of Arcadia’s first female mayor Floretta Lauber , the Museum Education Center will fill a void in the museum’s ability…

PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry Announces Departure
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PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry Announces Departure

Board of Education Scheduled to Discuss Appointment of Interim Thursday Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that he has been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Gundry was appointed superintendent of PUSD in July 2011. “It has been…

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