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Pasadena Unified’s Marshall Fundamental School Ranked Eighth Best in Los Angeles County

Blair High School Ranks 67th in Los Angeles Magazine's List of County's Top 75 High Schools

Marshall Fundamental School in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has been recognized as the eighth best high school among both public and private high schools in Los Angeles County, according to rankings published by Los Angeles Magazine in their September issue. PUSD's Blair High School also made the list due to their status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, coming in at 67 of the 250+ LA County public and private schools considered for the rankings. Marshall was also the third highest ranked public school in the county and the top rated public high school in the San Gabriel Valley.

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PCC Again Tops List of Top Associate Degree Producers in Nation

Black news from Pasadena - Education - Pasadena City College wins national recognitionFor the second consecutive year, Pasadena City College has been named the top producer in the nation of associate degrees in multi/interdisciplinary studies, according to data recently released by Community College Week. PCC headed a list of 50 community colleges across the country in the periodical's report released last month.

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Pasadena Unified Implements Excessive Heat Warning Protocols

Black news from Pasadena - Education - PUSD heat warning protocolPasadena, CA – In response to the Excessive Heat Warning from the Los Angeles County Office of Public Health, The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has implemented the following restrictions on student activity through today or longer if the excessive heat persists:

  • All students should have indoor physical education classes.
  • All students should be offered frequent rest and water breaks if playing outdoors.

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Pasadena Unified Partners with Huntington Medical Research Institutes to Save Student Athletes Lives

Potentially Life-Saving Head and Heart Scans Will Be Offered to PUSD High School Student Athletes Free of Charge

This fall, every high school student athlBlack news from Pasadena - Education - Free scans for PUSD high school athletesete in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will be eligible to receive a free head and heart Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. PUSD has partnered with the Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) to conduct a cutting-edge research program focused on diagnosis and prevention of sudden cardiac death and traumatic brain injury in student athletes. This program is motivated by increased public recognition of traumatic brain injuries by the National Football League and others and the deaths of students across the country due to sudden cardiac death. This study is a first for Pasadena high school athletes.

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Full STEAM Ahead at Mayfield Senior School

Black news from Pasadena - Education - Mayfield Senior School STEAM programGoogle, Twitter and other high-tech organizations are pushing to employ more women as C-level executives. Mayfield Senior School is answering this push and has long engaged students in the much-buzzed-about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines with innovative programs, including an ongoing solar research project, summer internships at CalTech labs, and a biennial biology-based trip to Costa Rica. This year, Mayfield's academic program is embracing STEAM, an expanded version of the global STEM initiative that incorporates art and design elements into science and mathematics. This educational push is targeted to sophomores and combines innovation, creative problem solving and critical thinking, providng students with a well-rounded education.

The new STEAM Inquiry Lab, as developed by Physics teacher and chair of the science department, Dr. Megan McEwen, provides a unique research-driven curriculum where a student researches a scientific question in which she is interested. After working with Dr. McEwen on the refinement of the question and topic, students will be paired with experts in the student-chosen field of study. Students will work both in person and online with these experts, gaining experience in academic scientific research and writing.

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