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Noted San Gabriel Valley Headmaster Leaves a Lasting Legacy
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Noted San Gabriel Valley Headmaster Leaves a Lasting Legacy

By May S. Ruiz He’s at transportation every single day, rain or shine, opening car doors for students arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon. He’s the one constant for the thousands of children who have attended Clairbourn through the decades – Dr. Robert W. Nafie, headmaster. It was therefore with much melancholy…

Is a Four-Year Degree Worth the Investment?
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Is a Four-Year Degree Worth the Investment?

By May S. Ruiz The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges and universities will award 1.9 million Bachelor’s degrees this month. And the graduation season is a timely opportunity to make an assessment of how much it costs to get a four-year degree, what it means to have one, and what good it…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Partnership to Strengthen Early Childhood Education
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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Partnership to Strengthen Early Childhood Education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that California will receive a grant and support to strengthen the quality of early childhood care and education. California will join a partnership with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) titled Improving the Early Childhood Education Workforce. The California Department of…

Sierra Madre’s Alverno Upgrades Library
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Sierra Madre’s Alverno Upgrades Library

When Alverno Heights Academy Head of School, Julia V. Fanara P’01, P’03, P’05, first approached the school’s Board of Trustees about updating the school library, she was hoping for new carpet, a fresh coat of paint and maybe some new furniture—just the basics. What the school ended up with was far more than what Ms….

Ramona Convent Stem Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award
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Ramona Convent Stem Department Co-Chair Receives Fulbright Award

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Ramona Convent Science teacher, Mrs. Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Finland. Mrs. Pekkala-Flagan is one of only 35 U.S. educators who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching…

‘Kaleidoscope’ Showcase to Be Featured at Pasadena Educational Foundation’s ENVISION 2017
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‘Kaleidoscope’ Showcase to Be Featured at Pasadena Educational Foundation’s ENVISION 2017

  Kicking off the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s (PEF) annual spring event, Celebrating Our Schools, ENVISION 2017, will be an interactive showcase, Kaleidoscope, that highlights the outstanding students and remarkable programs of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD). Following the showcase will be a keynote address from Parsons CEO Charles Harrington, a visionary and inspiring leader…

The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students
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The Importance of Tutoring for Accelerated Students

  By Cliff Tyler It is a common misconception that accelerated students do not need additional help outside the classroom, but they have just as much need for tutors as their peers do. In fact, gifted students face a specific set of challenges that their peers do not. They are often bored in the classroom…

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