Tag Archives: PUSD

Schools probes and gas price campaign slogans

PASADENA – The Star-News will look into whether the type of teacher misconduct alleged at Miramonte School in Los Angeles has occurred in local districts.  Two teachers were arrested at Miramonte after allegations that lewd acts were performed on the … Continue reading

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Pasadena residents fight proposed Post Office closure and contemplate district lines

Residents along with political and community leaders in Pasadena voiced their opposition to a proposed plan to close the Mack Robinson Post Office in Pasadena.  http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_19720166 Meanwhile, the Pasadena Unified School District wants you to help draw the lines for … Continue reading

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Remember the children

PASADENA – More than 2,000 miles away from Pasadena, legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is mired in a controversy that will forever tarnish his legacy. Allegations have surfaced that Paterno was told about inappropriate behavior involving a child. … Continue reading

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PUSD could carve up voting districts with class in mind

PASADENA – While the battle over whether undocumented immigrants can vote in Pasadena Unified School District board elections seems to have cooled in recent days, a more contentious voting fight is brewing, according to sources close to the district. The … Continue reading

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Take the school funding fight to your neighbor

PASADENA – At the recent State of School Address in Pasadena, school board President Renatta Cooper applauded the gains made by PUSD schools in light of the massive state budget cuts. The Pasadena Unified School District was forced to trim … Continue reading

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PUSD API estimates out, district shows mixed results

PASADENA – Academic index scores estimates for the Pasadena Unified School District are out and the district notched an estimated gain of one point during the last year, according to test results released today. The estimated results present a mixed … Continue reading

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Dreier responds to blog post on salaries

Pasadena Unified School District supporter, political pundit and Occidental College Professor Peter Dreier issued a response to our blog post on the superintendent’s salary. Here it is: To put new PUSD Supt. Jon Gundry’s $240,000 salary in perspective, consider the … Continue reading

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PEF reacts to Notes from Northwest Pasadena blog

Following my post yesterday, where I questioned the rationale behind public employee salaries, I got a response from the Pasadena Educational Foundation. George Brumder, the PEF board president, said we could post the response in Notes from Northwest Pasadena and … Continue reading

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PUSD set to approve new superintendent’s contract

PASADENA – Despite constant public gripes about the state’s gutting of funds for public education, the Pasadena Unified School District board is set to approve a contract in excess of $240,000 for new superintendent Jon Gundry. Gundry’s base salary is … Continue reading

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Winning influence on South Hudson (PUSD)

PASADENA – With new leadership taking the reins at the Pasadena Unified School District, residents from all three communities connected to the district are asking who will have the ear of new Superintendent Jon Gundry. One local politico said Gundry … Continue reading

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