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Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists
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Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced approximately 16,000 high school semi-finalists yesterday, with 40 of them coming from the Arcadia and Pasadena school districts. The Arcadia school district has 23 semi-finalists coming from Arcadia High School. The remaining 17 semi-finalists are from the Pasadena school district: one from La Salle High School, two from Maranatha…

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley Wins 2018 New and Emerging School Award
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California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley Wins 2018 New and Emerging School Award

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley in Duarte wins the Arts Schools Network (ASN) 2018 New and Emerging School Award. ASN, the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools, presents this award to a promising young school in its first three years of development that exemplifies solid planning and well-defined goals, and…

Red Cross Calls For Blood Donations In SGV
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Red Cross Calls For Blood Donations In SGV

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.  Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a…

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….

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