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Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies
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Greg Kaplan Teaches Effective College Application Strategies

  By May S. Ruiz Right about now, high school seniors across the United States are getting their acceptance (or dreaded rejection) letters from the universities to which they applied.  As many of these students have found out, getting into one’s their dream college has gotten increasingly difficult.  The admissions process has become a cause…

Options for Learning to Honor Pasadena Educator
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Options for Learning to Honor Pasadena Educator

  Options for Learning has a long standing commitment to ensure that San Gabriel Valley’s young children have the resources they need to be thriving members of our community.  Vera Vignes, an educator, community leader and advocate for children, will be honored by the agency for her community contributions to youth during the upcoming 34th Annual…

AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act
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AB 165 Could Reverse California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

  CNPA Strongly opposes proposed bill Proposed by Assistant Majority Leader Jim Cooper of District 9, California State Assembly Bill 165 (AB 165) would exempt local educational agencies from the two-year-old California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA). California has been a model for the rest of the nation in enacting privacy protections for the modern…

Kevel Education Uses Different Approach to Math Tutoring
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Kevel Education Uses Different Approach to Math Tutoring

  By May S. Ruiz For students of all ages, one of the most challenging subjects to learn is math. And with most schools’ increased focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), it’s crucial to provide these kids with the tools to help them understand and learn math. In the San Gabriel Valley, there are…

March College Search Guide
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March College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s spring time! And most students are also on spring break. It may well be a welcome respite for your children, a time to recharge as they head towards the end of the school year. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also…

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants
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Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

  By May S. Ruiz A year ago, Emma Li was a 17-year-old high school senior at Arcadia High School, eagerly yet nervously waiting to hear from the colleges and universities to which she had applied.  Today she is a freshman at Cornell University and a near-peer mentor to teenagers who are going through this…

School Suspensions: Reward or Punishment?
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School Suspensions: Reward or Punishment?

  By Jordan Yassine Suspensions are seen as one of the most severe punishments given by a school. When a school suspends a child, many assume they’ve done something extreme. Fighting, cursing, and disobedience are some of the behaviors that often get a student suspended. However, what’s ‘extreme’ in one school may not be in…

Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools
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Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that public schools can receive free testing for lead in drinking water under a new state program. The State Water Resources Control Board, in cooperation with the California Department of Education (CDE), recently required all community water systems to test school drinking water upon request by school…

February College Search Guide
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February College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Your children are well into the second semester of 9th grade and are now fully engaged in the academic and extra-curricular life at their school.  They should continue focusing on maintaining good grades, or if their first semester marks need improvement, now is the time…

College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short
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College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short

  By Horatiu Stefan College is an important milestone for students and parents alike. It is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice, and a significant investment of time and resources in education. Parents help their children make the transition from high school to college, and then assume or expect (or pray) that…

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