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Linked Learning Alliance Applauds Legislature and Governor for Second $250 Million Infusion in Career Pathways Trust

The Linked Learning Alliance today applauded the agreement between the California State Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown to include a second infusion of $250 million for the Career Pathways Trust in the state budget. “The second $250 million infusion for the Career Pathways Trust speaks volumes about the power of the Linked Learning approach to…

Pasadena Unified Teachers Receive Local And National Accolades
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Pasadena Unified Teachers Receive Local And National Accolades

Courtesy Photo from L to R: Ravishanth Dev Anandhan (Sierra Madre Middle School), Mellason Chidester, (Longfellow Elementary School), Rose Evans (Pasadena High School), Maria A. Soto (Willard Elementary School) and Kaiulani Sallas Venable (Jefferson Elementary School). 2014 PASADENA UNIFIED TEACHERS OF EXCELLENCE The Pasadena Rotary Club honored five PUSD educators as “Teachers of Excellence” during…

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Los Angeles High School Students Conduct Environmental Research Alongside Scientists

Fifty high school students from Los Angeles County schools have been awarded an Ignite LA Student Science Award, a fellowship program sponsored by the LA-based Durfee Foundation, in partnership with Earthwatch. Earthwatch is an international environmental organization whose mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and…

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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Significant Drop in Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy

A new report shows that the number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has been slashed by more than two-thirds over the past year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced. This year’s Second Interim Status Report, FY 2013-14 shows a total of 30 local educational agencies (LEAs) are either in negative or…

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Education Roundup for Week Ending June 11, 2014

CDE Deputy Superintendent Joining Rocklin School District CDE District, School & Innovation Branch Deputy Superintendent Deb Sigman has accepted a new position with the Rocklin Unified School District. The local school board approved her appointment Wednesday as its new Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services. “Deb’s passion and expertise about education in California has been a…

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Dr. Jennifer Smith Selected As Principal of Norma Coombs Alternative School

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that Jennifer Smith, Ed.D. has been named principal of Norma Coombs Alternative School. Dr. Smith has served as interim principal of Norma Coombs since August 2013. “Under Dr. Smith’s leadership, the Norma Coombs community strengthened and united in support of students and learning,” said…

Maranatha to Host Education Tech Conference June 25-26
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Maranatha to Host Education Tech Conference June 25-26

–Courtesy Photo On June 25 and 26, Maranatha High School will host a Technology Conference to share the results of their research and deployment strategies of integrating a 1:1 iPad solution school-wide this year. Maranatha has invited a number of area schools to join them to discover findings and explore best practices. During this unique…

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