Education

Terry Miller May 30, 2019

By Terry Miller As we celebrate those who graduate this year, we are flummoxed by the out of control—the ridiculous—cost of higher education, or any education for that matter. Last week beaming graduates at Moorhouse college were shocked when Robert Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, announced his family was setting up a grant to wipe out […]

May S. Ruiz April 30, 2019

The road to college By May S. Ruiz In a few weeks the school year will be over!!! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend […]

May S. Ruiz March 4, 2019

The road to college  By May S. Ruiz It’s drought or deluge. After years of dry winters, we finally got rain. Lots of it! I’m sure you’re ready to put away your umbrellas and rain boots and looking forward to some sunshine. And I’m quite certain students can’t wait for their hard-earned spring break. It […]

February 27, 2019

The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF), the Cathay Bank Foundation, Royal Business Bank, and Mega Bank are offering scholarships for the fall of 2019. The deadline to apply for all scholarships listed here is Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. 2019 Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund TASF is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth […]

December 13, 2018

High school seniors invited to write about how Alzheimer’s has impacted their lives The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college. The annual program has awarded more than $250,000 […]

October 2, 2018

High school seniors who dream of making a difference in the world through STEM studies are invited to apply to Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) is awarding $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in science, technology, engineering or […]

September 6, 2018

The California State Assembly voted to pass SB 328, the School Start Time Bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge.  “I am beyond thrilled that our children’s health came first today. It is fundamental to put the well-being of our students first and I am glad that this important measure is moving […]

May 23, 2018

By May S. Ruiz He’s at transportation every single day, rain or shine, opening car doors for students arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon. He’s the one constant for the thousands of children who have attended Clairbourn through the decades – Dr. Robert W. Nafie, headmaster. It was therefore with much melancholy […]

May 21, 2018

By May S. Ruiz All across the United States college students are graduating, alive with the ideals of youth and armed with a four-year degree. They are eager to make a contribution to the world using the knowledge they acquired and the skills they have developed. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges […]