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Study: Schools' Anti-Bullying Efforts Should Focus on Friendship

Study: Schools' Anti-Bullying Efforts Should Focus on Friendship

Children with social connections -- even just one friend -- are at less risk of suffering severe symptoms after being bullied, said study author Jaana Juvonen, a UCLA professor of psychology
Magic Johnson and Crew Buy WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Magic Johnson and Crew Buy WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, and Dodger co-owners Todd L. Boehly, Robert L. Patton and Stan Kasten made the purchase for an undisclosed sum.
Dispute Erupts Over Use of High School Track by Residents, Alumni

Dispute Erupts Over Use of High School Track by Residents, Alumni

Longtime exercisers are sore they can no longer run or walk on the track during soccer games.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Photos: 16th Annual Tiger Run Attracts 700 Runners

Photos: 16th Annual Tiger Run Attracts 700 Runners

"Our goal is to have 1,000 runners next year," event organizer José Zavala says.
Are You All Set For Saturday’s Tiger Run?

Are You All Set For Saturday’s Tiger Run?

Rain is expected, but there's no stopping the 16 annual South Pasadena High School Booster Club event.
Are You Ready For the 16th Annual Tiger Run?

Are You Ready For the 16th Annual Tiger Run?

This year’s Booster Club fundraising event includes a bicycle tour.
South Pasadena Middle School Loses Power Overnight

South Pasadena Middle School Loses Power Overnight

Electricity is restored 20 minutes before the campus begins Thursday’s instruction.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Will the Search Firm Hired to Find Shapiro's Successor Turn up the Best Talent For the Job?

Will the Search Firm Hired to Find Shapiro's Successor Turn up the Best Talent For the Job?

Cosca Group, which helped find SPUSD Superintendent Joel Shapiro, is in the spotlight once again as South Pasadena looks for a new leader for its schools.
Search Firm to Meet Community Today to Help Find Successor to Superintendent Joel Shapiro

Search Firm to Meet Community Today to Help Find Successor to Superintendent Joel Shapiro

Cosca Group, which helped find Shapiro 4 years ago, conducts a brainstorming session Wednesday.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National Assessment of Educational Progress ranks state students 36th in the U.S.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.