Courtney Chen rappelled down the side of a building on the Caltech campus Friday morning, trading her helmet for a black mask when she was safe on the ground.
The executive director of a nonprofit that operates a number of tutoring programs and a summer school in Pasadena is stepping down after eight years.
Longtime Pasadena City College Board of Trustees member Geoffrey Baum will not seek re-election in November, he announced Thursday night in a letter to colleagues and supporters.
Despite optimistic projections of increased state funding for public education next year, Pasadena Unified school board members this week approved layoffs for 96 full- or part-time educators.
Pasadena's Polytechnic School has appointed a new leader, the school’s board of trustees announced.
A political standoff over who should lead the Pasadena Unified school board ended Tuesday with its members voting 4-2 to reinstall Renatta Cooper as president for a third consecutive year.
More than 600 people gathered Wednesday at Paseo Colorado’s ArcLight Cinemas to watch a feature-length documentary filmed last year inside Pasadena public schools.
Former Pasadena Unified school board member Bill Bibbiani — a plain-spoken and often contrarian figure in local politics — died Saturday at his Pasadena home after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
A fresh start for the Pasadena Unified school board turned out to be a bit of a nonstarter this week with the newly seated post-election roster of board members deadlocking Monday over who should serve as president.
Pasadena City College may soon prohibit smoking on campus, following other colleges across California that have instituted similar bans.
Police will mount an increased presence at Pasadena High School on Thursday and Friday in response to an anonymous threat of violence on the campus in the form of a note, schools and public safety officials said.
Wednesday is the deadline to register for the Pasadena Youth Center’s 19th annual Adelante Mujer Latina conference, a day of education- and career-focused workshops for 12- to 21-year-old girls set for May 11 at Pasadena City College.
Pasadena school board members voted Tuesday to slash 48 jobs — this on top of 94 teacher, librarian and counselor pink slips in March — in their ongoing struggle to close a projected $8.8-million budget gap.
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Local businessman Tyron Hampton defeated elementary school teacher Ruben Hueso in Tuesday’s runoff election for an open seat on the Pasadena school board.
Local middle and high school students competed for statewide science accolades on Monday and Tuesday at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Pasadena Unified officials are struggling to find about $10 million in cuts to balance next year's budget amid concerns that school board members didn't issue enough teacher layoff notices to get the district through a worst-case funding scenario.
Despite years of cuts to public education, McKinley School in Pasadena is turning up the volume of its music program with the help of a dedicated teacher and a nonprofit program that provides instruments for students.
Thirty-two students in aerospace, engineering and science programs in 11 different countries descended on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory last week as part of a Caltech competition to design a mission to one of Mars' two moons, Phobos or Deimos.
It could take several months for aerospace experts to design a manned mission to a Martian moon. Students pulled off the feat in five days.
An 18-year-old La Cañada Flintridge resident is running for a seat on the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees.
Out-of-district families hoping to get their students into La Cañada public schools can leave their sleeping bags, ear warmers and jugs of hot cocoa at home.
Amid harsh criticism from surrounding neighbors, Caltech officials on Tuesday said they would postpone plans to build a bigger childcare facility.
Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau this week announced that he will leave his position at the end of the school year to head up a science and tech-focused university in Saudi Arabia.
Files recently released by the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese show that 29 clergy accused of sexual abuse served assignments at local parishes, where some of the alleged child molestation took place.