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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…

Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students
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Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students

  Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, will offer $20,000 Culinary Arts Scholarship granted annually to four students entering their freshman year of college to obtain their first undergraduate degree in culinary arts and/or a food sciences area of study. Goya’s Culinary Arts Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to students entering an accredited two-year or four-year institution. Scholarships are…

Highlights Next Generation Science Standards Introduced
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Highlights Next Generation Science Standards Introduced

  To better prepare students for college and careers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today saluted the innovative science instruction taking place at Edna Brewer Middle School in the Oakland Unified School District—instruction that will be coming to all of California’s public schools as a result of recent efforts to dramatically enhance and…

January College Search Guide
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January College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Typically, the beginning of the year marks the halfway point in the school year. First semester grades would soon be released, if they had not been sent out yet. If your 9th grader’s marks are not great, he/she would need to use the second semester…

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