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September College Search Guide
Education

September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s after Labor Day and that usually means the end of summer. Classes have begun in mid or late August so your children are settling into the new school year by now. Before I launch into the college guide, let me touch on a topic that often…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children got the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now once more face-to-face with the realities of high school life. High schoolers in the San Gabriel Valley confront exceedingly fierce competition. Students here: get perfect SAT scores; have 4.0…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed mild climate so far but May gray and June gloom are rapidly being replaced by summer weather. We, in Pasadena and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley, are used to soaring temperatures in the triple digits and many of us are looking for ways…

June College Search Guide
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June College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The mere mention of college applications is enough to cause apprehension among parents and high schoolers. To say that the process is a complicated one to navigate is a spectacular understatement. Frantic parents are now deeply involved in the process that should have been between their children…

Graduates, How Would You like to Pay for That Education?
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Graduates, How Would You like to Pay for That Education?

By Terry Miller As we celebrate those who graduate this year, we are flummoxed by the out of control—the ridiculous—cost of higher education, or any education for that matter. Last week beaming graduates at Moorhouse college were shocked when Robert Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, announced his family was setting up a grant to wipe out…

May College Search Guide
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May College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz In a few weeks the school year will be over!!! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend…

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz You’d have to be living under a rock if you hadn’t heard about the college admissions scandal that unfolded a few weeks ago. Some of the most highly regarded universities were implicated in a coach-bribing scheme which parents were resorting to to get their children accepted. It…

Open Enrollment Underway for Online Public School
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Open Enrollment Underway for Online Public School

Field trips, talent-shows and a prom aim to give kids full school experience By Al Stewart Open enrollment for tuition-free home schooling is now underway for parents opting to move their child away from the traditional brick and mortar classroom setting. Online enrollment forms are available on the web site for California Connections Academy, a…

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