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California Department of Education Monitors Social Media During STAR Tests

Heightened monitoring and reporting of California’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments this year identified 242 schools where social media postings occurred during administration of the tests, only 16 of which included postings of test questions or answers. None of the postings affected school test results. As in 2012, when similar numbers of social media…

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EPA Selects UCLA to help Improve Public Health Data and Research

One of Eight Universities Selected Nationwide EPA announced today its selection of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an academic partner for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, a project designed to find innovative ways to increase public awareness of toxic chemical releases in their communities and around the country. UCLA is…

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Arcadia School district reaches agreement in transgender students’ rights case

The United States entered into a settlement agreement with the Arcadia Unified School District in Arcadia, to resolve an investigation into allegations of discrimination against a transgender student based on the student’s sex. Under the agreement, approved by the district’s school board unanimously at the most recent meeting, the school district will take a number…

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Teen history docents to play role at Sierra Madre Library

Sierra Madre local history will get a big boost with a new grant just received by the Sierra Madre Public Library. The grant of $7,500 will enable the Library to train teen volunteers as history docents using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House museum. Recruiting and…

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Sierra Madre Library receives state book grant

Sierra Madre’s Public Library was the recipient of a one-time grant of $7,500 from the state library and was able to purchase over 400 new, print books. New books include children’s, teens, popular fiction, classics, non-fiction and reference materials. All new books are part of collections with high demand and high circulation. Library Director Carolyn…

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CENTURY 21 VILLAGE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of CENTURY 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre announced that his office will be supporting the Foothill Unity Center’s Back to School Drive 2013. Anyone who would like to donate new school supplies to low income kids can drop off donations at the CENTURY 21 Village Realty office in Sierra Madre….

National Forensic League Champion in San Gabriel
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National Forensic League Champion in San Gabriel

By SHEL SEGAL Just graduating Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel resident Jenny Vuong is already an esteemed member of the NFL. No, not the football league. Vuong recently became a champion orator of the National Forensic League at the national competition held in Birmingham, Alabama. What’s even more remarkable is that Vuong came to this…

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2013-14 Budget signed

Governor Brown signed a balanced, on-time budget Thursday that directs additional resources to California’s neediest students and continues the implementation of federal health care reform, while continuing to pay down debt and build a significant reserve to prepare for future uncertainties. The budget is projected to provide long-term fiscal balance with operating surpluses. “California’s finances…

Sierra Madre Middle School project approved, at long last
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Sierra Madre Middle School project approved, at long last

Sierra Madre Middle School project approved, at long last Parents Rejoice after ‘Three Years in the Making…’ By: Emani Payne After years of examination, the often heated argument(s) over construction of Sierra Madre middle school is over and the PUSD Board of Education’s decision is decisively impenetrable. Tuesday night, the Pasadena Unified School District Board…

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