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Young Adults With Special Needs Plan for the Future in Pasadena
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Young Adults With Special Needs Plan for the Future in Pasadena

Frostig Center hosts Transition Fair Teenagers and young adults with special needs and their families are invited to attend The Frostig Center’s annual Transition Fair and connect with two dozen agencies that can help with college, career and independent living. The event will be held at The Frostig Center on Friday, Oct. 19 from 1…

Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?
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Have You Applied to the $1.2 Million Edison Scholarship Program?

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or…

Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

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…

Is a Four-Year Degree Worth the Investment?
Education

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…

‘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…

8000 Public Schools to Get Tech Funding to Tune of $11.9 Million
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8000 Public Schools to Get Tech Funding to Tune of $11.9 Million

More than 8,000 California public schools and districts are eligible to share $11.9 million in the latest round of Education Technology K–12 Voucher Program funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. Funds are available through a 2003 antitrust settlement agreement between Microsoft Corporation and California consumers and businesses.  The list of eligible and potentially eligible…

Sierra Madre Resident Alex Luu Teaches Storytelling/Performing Workshop in South El Monte High School
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Sierra Madre Resident Alex Luu Teaches Storytelling/Performing Workshop in South El Monte High School

-Courtesy Photo Acclaimed performance artist/Sierra Madre resident Alex Luu, through the Ford Theatre Foundation, will be facilitating/teaching MY OWN STORY (MOS), an autobiographical storytelling/performing workshop for students at South El Monte High School. The workshop began Oct 9  (Tue & Thu) and runs through the end of November. MOS is a uniquely creative & empowering…

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