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Reading Partners Los Angeles Hosts Event to Celebrate the New School Year at Cleveland Elementary

first_imgHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Education Reading Partners Los Angeles Hosts Event to Celebrate the New School Year at Cleveland Elementary From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 1:48 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Reading Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers, is hosting an event to celebrate the new school year at Cleveland Elementary School on Friday, October 26th. City Councilmember Jacque Robinson, PUSD School Board member Elizabeth Pomeroy, and PUSD Chief Academic Officer Brian McDonald will be among the many community members joining the celebration.This school year Reading Partners will be operating 10 schools in the Los Angeles area and is excited to be expanding its impact in Pasadena.The event will be held from 9:30-10:00am on Friday, October 26th at Cleveland Elementary, 524 Palisade Street in Pasadena.“We are delighted to be kicking off another great year at Cleveland Elementary,” said Erica Trullinger, Regional Executive Director for Reading Partners Los Angeles. “There is a newfound energy for collaboration to ensure all of our kids receive a high quality education and we are delighted to be a part of the vibrant Pasadena community.”Literacy achievement is a critical issue in Pasadena and Reading Partners is working with school partners to help improve students reading skills. Reading Partners operates a research-based literacy intervention program with an impressive track record of success. In the 2011-12 school year 89% of all Reading Partners students increased their reading skills.In California, only 1 in 4 fourth graders can read proficiently. Students who are not reading on grade level by the third grade are six times more likely to drop out of high school. Every student who does not complete high school costs our society an estimated $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes, and productivity.Since 2008, Reading Partners has successfully provided volunteer-led, one-on-one literacy tutoring to K-5 students at low-income elementary schools in the Los Angeles area. We have a near 90% success rate helping students improve their reading skills.About Reading PartnersReading Partners is a national nonprofit working to close the reading achievement gap for elementary school students. In the 2012-13 school year, the organization will work with 35 school districts across California, Colorado, Maryland, New York, Texas, and the District of Columbia.First introduced in California in 1999, Reading Partners provides twice-a-week one-on-one volunteer tutoring to students at Title I schools who have fallen behind in reading. According to pre- and post-program assessments, the organization has an 89% success rate in improving academic achievement for children who have fallen behind in reading skills. The organization is headquartered in Oakland, CA. For more information, visit www.readingpartners.org or visit the organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Subscribelast_img read more

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Brick thrown through window of moving car

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsBrick thrown through window of moving carBy admin – September 12, 2012 535 Print Twitter AN O’BRIENSBRIDGE motorist had an horrific experience when a rock was fired at his car, shattering his window and cutting his arm.Anthony Hayes was driving past the railway tracks at Longpavement last week when a person jumped out and hurled a rock at his jeep.The window shattered and shards of glass came flying in, cutting his arm. Anthony’s wife, Leeanne Hayes, contacted the Limerick Post to warn other drivers about the incident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It was dreadful. He was in complete and utter shock. Luckily, there was no-one behind him as he had to really break hard. It was a terrifying experience,” Leeanne said. The incident happened so quickly that Mr Hayes couldn’t see whether the person who threw the rock was an adult or not. The incident happened at around 9.30pm.Leeane said that her husband contacted the gardai to report the matter “and we were told this is not the first time this has happened along there. It was very traumatic and we wanted other drivers to be aware that this has happened along that road”.center_img Previous articleTwo convicted of soliciting sex from undercover gardaiNext articleParents and children warned of suspicious approaches admin Email Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Trust: The silver bullet?

first_imgCertain things in life help make things easier. Trust is certainly one of those things.We have share insurance on our accounts. Consumers can trust us when we say their money is safe.Regulation E protects consumers. They can trust that using their debit card is safe. Your child is going to a sleepover. You know and trust the family that is hosting the party. You’ll sleep a little bit better that night.Warranties. Money-back guarantees. All of these things make people feel safe. They can trust that they won’t be hurt.But how does that translate into businesses? Or people?I’m lucky to have met someone who has studied the link between trust and individual and organizational success. His name is David Horsager. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Tainted pepper found in home of Salmonella patient

first_imgJul 29, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – After more than 1,300 cases of Salmonella infection in 43 states over 3 months, investigators have finally found a smoking gun: a contaminated jalapeno pepper from the home of a Colorado resident who was sickened in the outbreak.The jalapeno tainted with the outbreak strain, Salmonella enterica serotype Saintpaul, was provided by a patient from Montezuma County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced yesterday. The county is in the state’s southwestern corner.”The pepper was purchased at a local Wal-Mart, likely on June 24, and the individual became ill on July 4,” the agency said in a news release. “This is the first pepper linked directly to an ill person in this outbreak.”Previously investigators had found the outbreak pathogen in a jalapeno at a Texas produce distributor but had not found it in any produce from the homes of patients.The Colorado announcement came yesterday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the outbreak had increased to 1,304 cases in 43 states, plus Washington, DC, and Canada. Thirty-seven people became ill this month, and the latest reported illness onset date was Jul 12, the CDC said. The epidemic peaked in May.Tomatoes were long suspected as the cause of the outbreak, which was first publicized in early June, and investigators still have not excluded them as the possible cause of some early cases. But on the basis of investigations of several restaurant-related case clusters, suspicion fell on jalapeno and Serrano peppers early in July.On Jul 9 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that vulnerable groups, including the elderly, infants, and people with weakened immunity, should not eat raw jalapeno or Serrano peppers. Eight days later, the agency dropped its weeks-old warning against eating certain types of tomatoes. On Jul 21 the FDA announced that a jalapeno contaminated with the outbreak strain had been found at a distributor in McAllen, Tex.On Jul 25 the agency cleared US-grown peppers of blame for the outbreak but said consumers should continue to avoid eating raw jalapeno peppers from Mexico. The FDA also said people in high-risk groups should continue to avoid raw Serrano peppers grown in Mexico.See also: Jul 28 Colorado Department of Health news releasehttp://www.cdphe.state.co.us/release/2008/072808.htmlCDC update on the outbreakhttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/FDA Salmonella outbreak pagehttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/tomatoes.html#newslast_img read more