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Muir Athletes Get College-Ready at Campus Conference

Black news from Pasadena - Education - Destination D1 Athletic ConferenceStudent athletes from John Muir High School got a preview of college expectations at the Destination D1 Athletic Conference, a one-day series of informational presentations and workshops organized by Muir's athletic department in association with the Muir LEARNS enrichment program. College admission requirements, academic testing, financial aid options and NCAA regulations were among the topics covered by Muir coaches, counselors, faculty and guest speakers.

Former Stanford and Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman Julian Jenkins, who visits high schools for the National Collegiate Scouting Association, gave an informative keynote speech.

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Pasadena Unified Receives Two Grants To Transform School Climate

Anti-Bullying Public Service Announcement and New Anonymous Tipping by Text Message Part of District's Recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month in October

Black news from Pasadena - Education - School Climate Transformation grant - Project AWARE grantPasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has received a 2014 School Climate Transformation Grant and a Project AWARE Grant from the U.S. Department of Education worth $2.1 million over the next five years.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the School Climate Transformation grants to school districts provide more than $35.8 million to 71 school districts in 23 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds will be used to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for implementing evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students. The goals of the program are to connect children, youths, and families to appropriate services and supports; improve conditions for learning and behavioral outcomes for school-aged youths; and increase awareness of and the ability to respond to mental-health issues among school-aged youths.

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