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  • Education

    Education Bonita Unified board member Jim Elliot to retire

    And then there were four.At the Sept. 6 Bonita Unified School District board meeting, board member Jim Elliot announced his intent to retire. He has served on the board since 2003.“As I look to the future, and as I explore new ways to serve my community, I want to thank my board colleagues, staff, parents, and community members for their support, confidence, and for the high-privilege of allowing me to serve as a board member for the past 14 years,” Elliot said during...

    Beau Yarbrough
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  • Local Elections

    Glendora voters: Here’s what will be on your Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    Glendora voters will find a local election on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot. Initially, election officials anticipated the race for a seat on the Glendora Unified School District school board to appear on the ballot. That election, however, was canceled when just three candidates jumped in for three open seats. Here’s what will be on...

    Hayley Munguia
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  • Higher education

    Cal Poly Pomona president outlines changes, accomplishments at convocation

    Cal Poly Pomona President Soraya M. Coley returned to the themes of the past in her third-annual convocation address Monday, which kicked off the 2017-18 school year.“I asked you (three years ago) to think about the journey ahead as you would climbing a mountain,” Coley told the hundreds of faculty, staff and students gathered in a ballroom in the Bronco Student Center on Monday. “We all needed to stay together and keep hiking because there was much work to be done.

    Beau Yarbrough
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  • Lawsuits

    Pomona Unified settles with disabled students for $900K

    Pomona Unified has agreed to pay up to $900,000 to settle two lawsuits brought on behalf of developmentally disabled students. The Pomona Unified School District board voted to approve the settlement at its meeting Wednesday. District officials did not respond to a request for comment on Thursday. According to the suits, which were filed in October 2015 and July 2016, Pomona Unified violated the civil rights of disabled students through “a systemic failure to keep students...

    Beau Yarbrough
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  • Education

    Saved by the peace and quiet at a growing number of California schools

    Hoping to create calmer, more peaceful atmospheres on campus, schools around the state are turning off their bell systems and letting students figure out when class starts the old-fashioned way: by looking at a clock. “The only places that have bells any more are prisons and schools,” said Chris Calderwood, assistant principal at Rancho Mirage High School near Palm Springs. “The bottom line is, every kid has a cell phone in their pocket. They know what time it is.

    By Carolyn Jones EdSource|

  • Education

    Students named semifinalists for national scholarship

    Thousands of high school seniors from across Southern California were named semifinalists this week for the National Merit Scholarship Program, which in its 63rd year will dole out $32 million to 7,500 students in the spring. About 16,000 students nationwide were named semifinalists. Of those, 15,000 are expected to advance to the final round, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation said in a statement. The semifinalists were chosen based on their scores on the 2016...

    Chris Haire
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