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CSU Garners New Grant Funding to Expand Four-Year Teacher Preparation Programs

Currently, seven CSU campuses—Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, Long Beach, Monterey Bay, Northridge and San Marcos—offer four-year teacher preparation programs. With the Integrated Program Grants, 16 additional campuses will establish four-year credentialing programs. Monterey Bay, which already offers a four-year credentialing program, will add bilingual and Special Education credentialing options. The new four-year programs will begin admitting students in fall 2018 for the 2018-19 academic year. -- SCV News

Wall Street Journal Names La Sierra University Most Diverse in Region, Nation

The recent WSJ/THE publication shows La Sierra in the number one spot regionally for “Top Schools for Environment,” an additional recognition to its number one national score in the same category in the WSJ/THE “U.S. College Rankings” published September 28. In the western region, La Sierra heads a top-10 ranking of twelve other schools, some in tied positions, also lauded for the diversity of their student body and faculty. California State University, Northridge and San Francisco State University tied for second place in the region after La Sierra, and also came in third place nationally along with Johnson & Wales University in North Miami. On the national level, the CUNY City College of New York scored second place for diversity. -- Spectrum

At 29, this 'El Niño' singer is the buzz of California's opera world

The classical world’s celebration of Adams’ 70th birthday in 2017 will include three concerts at Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge: Jacaranda Music’s “America Beserk” on Jan. 14, the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s concert on Feb. 3, and Wild Up conducted by Christopher Rountree on Feb. 16. -- Los Angeles Times

What to do in LA

El grupo de cantantes, músicos y bailarines surgido de un café del este de Los Ángeles, presenta en el Valley Performing Arts Center (18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge) Beyond La Bamba: A New American Sound, un show que incluye la presentación de sus más conocidos éxitos –temas rockeros, de salsa, hip-hop y son jarocho– y la participación de invitados como Contra-Tiempo Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles y María del Pilar, entre otros. Viernes 8 p.m. Boletos de $28 a $53. Informes (818) 677-8800. -- La Opinión

2016 Newsmakers: CFA Serves at the Hub of California’s Apparel Industry

The California Fashion Foundation, the charitable arm of CFA, once again presented scholarship funds to students from the Academy of Art University–San Francisco, the Art Institute of California, California State Polytechnic University–Pomona, California State University–Los Angeles, California State University–Northridge, El Camino College, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles Trade–Tech College, Long Beach City College, Mt. San Antonio College, Otis College of Art and Design, Pasadena City College, Santa Monica College and Washington State University at the annual scholarship awards. -- Apparel News

Who Are the Candidates in Pasadena's 2017 Elections?

Phelps is a member of the founding staff of Learning Works Charter School in Pasadena and has taught 18 years part-time in astronomy, physics and math at Citrus Community College, Mt. San Antonio College, Chaffey College and the University of La Verne. He has also taught statistics, research methods, data analysis, assessment and evaluation courses at Cal State L. A.’s College of Education and supervised teaching credential candidates for Cal State Northridge. -- Pasadena Now