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navigio April 1, 2014 at 08:16 am
I think it's a bad idea to 'maximize school size/facilities' as I expect this means getting as manyRead More students into every school as possible (ie as allowed by 'capacity'). In reality, many of our schools do not have campuses that can properly serve as many kids as could fit into their classrooms. The priority should be maximizing serving kids needs not maximizing serving facilities and budget needs.
James Mullally April 1, 2014 at 09:48 am
As always, we major on the minors. Public School population is falling because there are otherRead More options out there. Think of it as a restaurant that used to have a good menu, people were nourished, and it was good. Over the years, people who "knew better" started to legally interfere. They changed the recipes, let the facilities get shabby, didn't listen to the customers, and now the menu sucks. The only reason they are still in business is because the law requires it (that is a polite way of saying they are forced). I volunteer at PHS quite a lot, and have a number of friends who also volunteer a lot. The Teachers are Great, The Administration is Great, the Students (with a few exceptions) are Great, so what is wrong? The menu! It is restricted by "legal opinions" against "salt and light". I have heard that just about everyone has an opinion, and most of you know the value of those opinions, so why do we put up with them when they "Legally" harm our kids, not just now, but also in the future. Physically extending the boundaries of regulated reach will not help if the menu is making them sick. (Just my opinion.)
Jan Strutt Hart April 1, 2014 at 01:06 pm
Note to proofreader: It's "its" boundaries.
Mike March 3, 2014 at 11:24 am
Come on now, is this really a full time position? I wonder how much this position pays....my guessRead More in excess of 100,000.00/yr.
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James Mullally February 12, 2014 at 11:39 am
It would be nice to know who is behind this. At first blush it looks like another attempt to bogRead More down the charter school with heaps and gobs of red tape and regulatory oversight which is so special.
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Linda R February 4, 2014 at 10:40 am
I agree with Steve.......if the school has been struggling with academic success then that needs toRead More be improved before anything like this project is attempted.....students need a foundation in all the academics plus what Steve mentioned.....not all students will become proficient musicians, actors or celebrities and they need an education to fall back on Another wasted project by PUSD.
Linda R February 4, 2014 at 10:42 am
p.s. It will be the ONLY visual arts center in Altadena, a down to earth community devoid ofRead More city-fication! We are not a big city place!
Surf's Up February 4, 2014 at 09:25 pm
So Altadena won't get Julliard or say Bronx High School Of Science is what you are both saying?
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Gloria R January 28, 2014 at 05:14 am
Songs can help young children learn about kindness and tolerance. The song “Be a Buddy, not aRead More Bully” can be heard on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo
Ricardo Carlos Castro January 28, 2014 at 05:05 pm
I hope schools take great actions in resolving so many bullying issues left unheard. I am a parentRead More and I'm worried and I don't want that any kid to experience bullying. As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who still find it quite hard to manage issues like this, I found this great application which featured a safety app which gets me connected to a Safety Network or escalate my call to the nearest 911 when needed, it has other cool features that are helpful for your kids with just a press of a Panic Button. Check it here: http://www.SafeKidZone.com/
Shaira Leah Gomez January 29, 2014 at 10:37 am
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence inRead More your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The sad summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have and kids who witness bullying feel powerless and seldom intervene. However, kids who take action can have a powerful and positive effect on the situation.Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments.No one deserves to feel worthless . Keep safe and be alert always no one deserve to be judge check this out at http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home.
Pete Karaiskos December 15, 2013 at 06:46 am
This could be really interesting... since Rudolf Steiner believed Jesus was TWO PEOPLE not one.Read More Yes, Christmas festivities at a Waldorf school should be very *enlightening*... so when you go there, don't forget to ask them which Jesus' birth they are celebrating. Meanwhile, read more about Waldorf education here: http://thewaldorfreview.blogspot.com/ and read about Steiner's two Jesus theory on Wikipedia. Waldorf is Christmas with a twist.
rubberband December 18, 2013 at 08:06 am
I found this:........ "Steiner’s cosmology is inherently racist and abhorrent. BlackRead More people are spiritually childish. Jews should simply ‘disappear’. Disabled people somehow must have wanted to be disabled though actions in previous lives. Steiner viewed the purpose of Anthroposophy was to prevent the human race from degenerating towards a black-brown “denseness”. In time, however, blondness will disappear because the human race is becoming weaker. In the end, only brown- and black-haired people will be able to survive if nothing is done to keep them from being bound to matter. The stronger the body’s forces, the weaker the soul’s. When fair people become extinct, the human race will face the danger of becoming dense if a spiritual science like Anthroposophy is not accepted......"-----------------------------Wow. Uh, What?
Pauline Dutton December 6, 2013 at 11:24 am
Thanks, Aaron! We much appreciate your post to let everyone know about this special event! PauliRead More Dutton Principal Librarian Altadena Library District
The Aveson Global Leadership Campus.
Jared Thompson November 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm
This is interesting. This school was kicked out by the Boys and Girls club due to the studentsRead More tearing up the property and the disrespect that shown. Now I hear, and it is all over the Pasadena and Altadena communities that they have abandoned the church that they were leasing from and still have a couple of years on the lease. The funny thing is that this school claims that one of their pillars is integrity, and their director, Kate Bean has absolutely no integrity as evidenced by her willingness to act in an unethical and immoral way towards a church of all things. I don't think you can mess with the things of God and get away with it. I suspect that there will definitely be a lawsuit in the making. Whether there is one or not, that is the church's choice, but I know one thing, I will definitely be at the ribbon cutting ceremony just so that I can see how this woman behaves. I predict by the time their lease is up, the owners of the new facility will not want to renew it!