Community Leaders Took Over Pasadena Unified Schools as Principals For a Day on Wednesday

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Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Students at 27 different PUSD campuses were greeted by “new” principals Wednesday in celebration of the Pasadena Education Foundation’s annual “Principal for a Day Event” that gives community leaders the opportunity to spend a morning with a school principal to better understand their complex roles, and get perspective on the school system from within.Since 2006, more than 325 community leaders have participated in this program used to build stronger relationships among schools, businesses, and the wider community.“Principal for a Day creates a means for impactful collaboration between the business community and Pasadena Unified schools,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “It connects the talent, resources and great ideas of the Pasadena area with school leaders, teachers and students to create new solutions and promote innovation and growth that will continue making PUSD a top choice in education.”Molly Munger was John Muir High School’s Principal for a day and served as this year’s “Principal for a Day” keynote speaker. Munger is a Founding Co-director of Advancement Project, a public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement.“Everybody’s doing a good job right now with what we’ve got. We are on the upswing. We are making magic happen for kids everyday,” said Munger.Munger is an alumni of the Pasadena Unified. She attended McKinley School and graduated from John Muir High School in 1966.“In the amazing, well-funded, interracial schools I was lucky enough to attend — McKinley and Muir — I learned things I have never forgotten,” said Munger.Munger was joined by Congressional Gold Medal recipient and member of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Terrance Roberts, in a town hall-style forum on education and civil rights with senior government students at John Muir High earlier in the morning.“My main hope for students is that they will understand that they have agency. They can make decisions and choices about who they are in this society,” Roberts said. “They can equip themselves with a higher level of awareness about our past with hope that they will be able to make decisions that are the kinds of decisions that will support them building a stronger foundation — not just for themselves — but all the people they happen to come in contact with over the years.”Robert’s role in the Little Rock Nine made history on September 25, 1957 when nine African-American students risked their lives to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas under the protection of the Arkansas National Guard to test the strength of the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education that struck down racial segregation in public schools.He offered advice to the young adults and answered questions pertaining to success, civil rights and education based on his personal experiences.“This is an opportunity for them to experience the kind of strength they have and maybe don’t even know about,” said Roberts.This year guest principals included Mike DeHilster, Program Officer of Pasadena Community Foundation; Jamila Hunter, Network Development Executive of ABC Television Network; Elizabeth Jones, President and Co-Founder of Institute for Educational Advancement; PaulLittle, CEO and President of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and several other local business leaders and community members participated as well.“I really believe in the power of our public schools,” said Harrison Tang.CEO and Co-Founder, Spokeo, Inc. and John Marshall Fundamental School’s principal for a day.“The entire experience was very rewarding,” said Dawn O’Keeffe, Co-Owner, Blue Field Productions and Benjamin Franklin Elementary principal for a day.The mission of the Pasadena Educational Foundation is to support, enhance, and supplement the programs, initiatives, and priorities of the PUSD, according to their website.The PEF works to build excellence in the public schools of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre through operating and supporting enriching and creative educational through events like “Principal for a Day”.Until next year, schools will be back in session with their regular principals as usual.“I love this place and I love seeing it in good hands,” said Munger, looking around the Muir campus. 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Mike Gordon Releases 4 Official Recordings Of 2018 Winter Tour Shows

first_imgPhish bassist Mike Gordon has released four official recordings from his extensive 2018 Winter tour. All four recordings are now available via LivePhish for LivePhish App subscribers and for download. Joined by his regular touring outfit consisting of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist/organist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers, Gordon and his quintet hit the road hard in 2018, releasing a plethora of new music and debuting unique covers.The newly released official recordings include the five-piece’s two-night stand at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on February 16th and 17th, along with recordings from Phoenix, AZ’s Crescent Ballroom on February 21st and Albany, NY’s The Egg on March 11th. The second night of Gordon’s Los Angeles run featured special guests Emily Elbert on guitar and vocals and Madi Diaz on keys and vocalsMike Gordon recently announced his upcoming 2019 winter tour, which will begin on Friday, March 8th at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse before makings stops at Asheville, NC’s The Orange Peel on March 9th and Nashville, TN’s The Basement East on March 10th. The tour will continue March 12th with a performance at Charleston, SC’s Charleston Music Hall before the band heads north with stops at Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (March 13th); Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club (March 15th); Asbury Park, NJ’s Asbury Lanes (March 16th); Jersey City, NJ’s White Eagle Hall (March 17th); and Buffalo, NY’s Town Ballroom(March 19th). Mike Gordon and his band will wrap up the tour with a special four-night run at Cambridge, MA’s The Sinclair from Thursday, March 21st through Sunday, March 24th.For more information on ticketing and upcoming tour dates, head to Mike Gordon’s website here.Setlist: Mike Gordon | Teregram Ballroom | Los Angeles, CA | 2/16/2018Set One: Long Black Line, Just a Rose, Steps, Surface, Current Futures, Traveled Too Far, Crazy SometimesSet Two: Go Away, Jones, Ether > Take It As It Comes, Cities, PendulumEncore: How Do I KnowSetlist: Mike Gordon | Teregram Ballroom | Los Angeles, CA | 2/17/2018Set One: Whirlwind, Equilibrium, Sleep to Dream, Got To Be More Careful, Noon to Noon, Ruby Soho, FaceSet Two: Say Something, Yarmouth Road[1], Steps[1], Marissa[1], Peel[1], Victim[1], Mind Mischief[1] > Gimme Some Lovin'[1]Encore: Do You Still Drink About Me[2] > Victim 3D[1][1] Emily Elbert on guitar and vocals and Madi Diaz on keys and vocals[2] Mike Gordon debut; Emily Elbert on guitar and vocals and Madi Diaz on keys and vocalsSetlist: Mike Gordon | Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ | 2/21/2018Set One: Stealing Jamaica, Crazy Sometimes, Just a Rose, Morphing Again > The Field > Morphing Again, Got To Be More Careful, Destiny Unbound, Go AwaySet Two: Up And Down, Jones, Dig Further Down, Sleep to Dream > So Far Gone, Steps, Say Something, Whirlwind, Noon to Noon, FaceEncore: Marissa, Ruby SohoSetlist: Mike Gordon | The Egg | Albany, NY | 3/11/2018Set One: Stealing Jamaica, Waking Up Dead, Noon to Noon, Cruel World > Steps, You Strike My Main NerveSet Two: Angatta, Up And Down, The Pendulum, Peel, Mind Mischief > Crazy Sometimes > Say SomethingEncore: Gimme Some Lovin’View All Tour Dateslast_img read more