Education & Enrichment | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Mon, 15 Oct 2018 21:46:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Education & Enrichment | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Superintendent McDonald tells council and school board the district faces a ‘grim fiscal reality’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/superintendent-mcdonald-tells-council-school-board-district-faces-grim-fiscal-reality/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:10:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101498 School funding is predicated on student attendance, and simply put, without more children attending its schools the Pasadena Unified School District is headed for financial disaster. Currently unable to pay its bills, and facing the threat of being taken over by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, this means most things that are taken […]

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Students prepared to join national school walkout to protest against gun violence https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/students-prepared-join-national-school-walkout-protest-gun-violence/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101511 In response to the shooting at a high school in Florida that left 17 dead but prompted only “thoughts and prayers” by lawmakers, students plan to walk out of schools across the nation at 10 a.m. on March 14 for 17 minutes. Locally, Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge and Franklin Elementary School in […]

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School officials approve mass layoffs to avoid county takeover https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/school-officials-approve-mass-layoffs-avoid-county-takeover/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101336 I n response to a long-looming fiscal crisis, one that could force the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) to take over the finances of the Pasadena Unified School District, the Pasadena Board of Education voted to eliminate 139 full-time employees — 87 of those positions held by teachers. Board member Kim Kenne voted against […]

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County education officials concerned about PUSD budgetary crisis https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/county-education-officials-concerned-pusd-budgetary-crisis/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/county-education-officials-concerned-pusd-budgetary-crisis/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:15:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101116 In a sternly worded letter expressing “concern” and “alarm” about the way the Pasadena Unified School District has been managing its dwindling budget, county officials warn the PUSD to get its financial house in order — or else. In the Jan. 19 letter addressed to PUSD Board of Education President Roy Boulghourjian, Candi Clark, chief […]

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Former USC medical school dean once again part of law enforcement probe https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/100979/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:56 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100979 The controversial former USC dean of medicine who lost his job and was forced to surrender his medical license amid revelations about his double life of drugs and prostitutes, including an event in a Pasadena hotel that prompted a local police investigation, is now part of another law enforcement probe. According to story that broke […]

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Education Guide 2018 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/education-guide-2018/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100981 EDUCATION CITY

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Education City https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/pasadena-destination-knowledge/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:15 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100997 education

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Declining enrollment and decreasing state funding point to a coming fiscal emergency in the PUSD https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/09/declining-enrollment-and-decreasing-state-funding-point-to-a-coming-fiscal-emergency-in-the-pusd/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/09/declining-enrollment-and-decreasing-state-funding-point-to-a-coming-fiscal-emergency-in-the-pusd/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:15:22 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100303 The Pasadena Unified School District’s budget is not doing well.  For the first time in memory, we have negatively certified our budget. Approximately $6.3 million in reductions need to be made in the current year to restore our state-mandated 3 percent reserve. Another $15-$20 million in reductions is required for the fiscal year that begins […]

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Board of Education and City Council to decide new election format https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/04/board-of-education-and-city-council-to-decide-new-election-format/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:50 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100329 Following the lead of the Pasadena City Council, the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education is expected to decide how it will change its election structure at a meeting in February. “We have already agreed that we will change how we hold our elections,” said Board member Scott Phelps. “We hope to reach a […]

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Education & Enrichment Guide https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/02/03/education-enrichment-guide/ Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:05:29 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=91341 Clean Minds and Bodies Budding Brilliance Aid on the Way Guiding Force Growing and Improving The New Ed Code The Language of Learning Making Music

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