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Waverly Head of School Heidi Johnson Joins SCPR Discussion on Sleep Deprivation Among School Students

Heidi Johnson, Head of School. Photo courtesy Waverly School Waverly Head of School Heidi Johnson joins discussions about School Student’s sleep deprivation, with the recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s recommendation that schools adopt an 8:30 start time to give middle and high school students an opportunity to get adequate sleep. Go to kpcc.org and Airtalk archives for this morning’s show. Click here to listen…

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St. Philip the Apostle School First Day of School for the Class of 2024

St. Philip the Apostle School welcomed its kindergartners today with several classroom activities and their introduction to their new surroundings and to their teachers. Some…

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School’s New Eagle Administrator

Michael Degrazia pics01 Marshall welcomes its newest administrator, Michael Degrazia. Mr. Degrazia will be overseeing Marshall’s Office of Discipline and Guidance. Mr. Degrazia was asked a bit about himself. How long have you been in education? I have been in education for 12 years. Where did you graduate…

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Happy 140th Birthday Pasadena Unified

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will celebrate its 140th birthday during the annual State of the Schools Address Thursday, September 4th at 9 a.m.…

Pasadena Unified Teachers and Staff Prepare for Start of School

PUSD-Back-to-School-8-12-2014 740px Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald will deliver his first address to teachers, principals and staff at the annual All-Staff Back to School meeting Thursday, Aug. 14. The first day of school for PUSD students is Monday, August 18. During the…

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Pasadena Unified to File Suit to Maintain Local Connection with Charter Schools

In a move to ensure that local school districts have a say about the public school operations within the geographical area they serve, the Pasadena…

Pasadena Unified Master Plan/Boundary Committee to Discuss Future Design of All District Attendance Boundaries

PUSD 7-24-2014 pics01 The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board Master Plan/Boundary Committee will meet next week to continue their work examining current school attendance boundaries and how they can be improved to better serve all of PUSD’s students and schools. The discussions at these committee meetings will…

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An 8-day Trip to Costa Rica for Ramona Convent Secondary School Students

L-R: Melissa Morado, Anna Keledei, Marina Salazar, Unknown Tour Guide, Amber Bugarin, Samantha Montes, Erika Gomez, and Jourdan Zelaya (kneeling below) L-R: Melissa Morado, Erika…

High School Students to Work with Renowned Local Researchers and Professionals

Institute for Educational Advancement 7-7-2014 pics01 Twenty-nine high school students are stepping out of the classroom and into the real world to apply their knowledge to hands-on, cutting-edge research and professional projects with renowned local scientists, doctors, professors and experts over the next two months in Pasadena and Los Angeles. The…

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Local Educator Get NEH Award to Attend the Religious Worlds of New York Summer Institute

Kimberley Medendorp Kimberly Medendorp, middle-school English teacher and co-executive director of the Peace & Justice Academy, was invited to apply to this prestigious gathering of religious leaders and educators based on her work in starting the nation’s first interfaith high school, right here in Pasadena. She is one of 25 teachers from across the United States who were accepted. As the religious landscape of the United States has shifted, it has become ever more important for America’s K-12 students to understand its vibrant religious diversity. The Religious Worlds of New York summer institute contributes to such understanding by helping public,…

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