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Student Begins Freshman Year as CSUN's First Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Scholar

African American news from Pasadena - Education - Michael Gutierrez - first Ella Fitzgerald scholarship in jazzTrumpeter Michael Gutierrez is starting his freshman year at California State University, Northridge as CSUN's first Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Scholar in Jazz Studies.

The honor includes a $5,000 scholarship for the 17-year-old Clovis native from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, which was founded by the legendary "First Lady of Song" as a way to use the fruits of her success to help others. Gutierrez will receive $5,000 each academic year for two years, with the opportunity to reapply at the end of that term . . .

For more: http://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/arts-and-culture/student-begins-freshman-year-as-csuns-first-ella-fitzgerald-memorial-scholar/.

 

 

Statement From Pasadena Unified Interim Superintendent On Closure Of Celerity Exa Charter School

Pasadena, CA -- Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald issued the following statement regarding Celerity Exa Charter School surrendering their charter today:

"PUSD received a letter today from Vielka McFarlane, Chief Executive Officer of the Celerity Education Group, stating that Celerity Exa Charter School has ceased operations in the Pasadena Unified School District and is surrendering their charter. A closure of any school is traumatic, especially during the school year."

"To provide support and information about educational options both within and outside of the district, I invite Celerity Exa families to a meeting with myself and other district officials Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Elementary School, 524 Palisade Street in Pasadena. At the meeting, we will also be discussing the possibility of Celerity Exa students being able to move as a cohort to Cleveland Elementary School, although they are free to enroll at any campus with space available.

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