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March College Search Guide

March College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s spring time! And most students are also on spring break. It may well be a welcome respite for your…

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

  By May S. Ruiz A year ago, Emma Li was a 17-year-old high school senior at Arcadia High School, eagerly yet nervously waiting to hear from the…

‘Just Google It’ Is More Than a Saying in Duarte USD

‘Just Google It’ Is More Than a Saying in Duarte USD

  More than 200 educators will converge on Duarte High School and Northview Intermediate Schools Feb. 25-26 to enhance their skills with the technology applications offered by Google.…

School Suspensions: Reward or Punishment?

School Suspensions: Reward or Punishment?

  By Jordan Yassine Suspensions are seen as one of the most severe punishments given…

Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that public schools can receive free…

February College Search Guide

February College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Your children are well into…

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November College Search Guide

November College Search Guide

  The road to college By May S. Ruiz The onset of cooler temperatures and standard time also means students are well into their school routine. They get…

Emphasizing the Positives at DUSD With PBIS

Emphasizing the Positives at DUSD With PBIS

    Behavior, like math or science, is learned. That’s one of the messages of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system which is becoming established in…

CAASPP Results Show Significant Statewide Progress

CAASPP Results Show Significant Statewide Progress

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday that California students made significant progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and…

Duarte Students Produce City of Hope Research

Duarte Students Produce City of Hope Research

  A dozen students from Duarte High spent much of their summer participating in a research project at City of Hope…

Duarte Students Produce City of Hope Research

  A dozen students from Duarte High spent much of their summer participating in a research project at City of Hope (COH) that helped produce authentic results…

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s August – for some kids summer vacation is winding down, while for others it has ended.  If…

Common Core Curriculum and California

By Mary McNulty It is hard to remember any issue that has sparked such a debate in education as the Common Core Curriculum. California finds itself in…

High Point Academy Imagines a Bright Future

By May S. Ruiz Carved into the foothills of Pasadena is a kindergarten to eighth grade independent school that has consistently provided an outstanding education for its…

Kristin Wright Appointed Director of Special Education Division

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that he has appointed Kristin Wright as the new special education division director at the California…

Bullying and the California Board of Education

    By Mary Mcnulty Bullying is not a new phenomenon; however the intensity in which it manifests itself is. Every neighborhood has been impacted and California…

Meet Local Wildlife Up Close and Personal!

    Do not miss this opportunity to meet local wildlife face-to-face. Bring the entire family to this exciting event on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m.…

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley to Open in DUSD

      The Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) Board of Education voted 5-0 at their regular meeting on Thursday, June 30 to approve a partnership with…

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