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Apply for Thousands of Dollars in College Money Before March 2 - Santa Monica, CA Patch

Apply for Thousands of Dollars in College Money Before March 2 - Santa Monica, CA Patch

Apply for Thousands of Dollars in College Money Before March 2

The California Student Aid Commission is holding a series of workshops through February to help current and potential college students apply for financial aid.

On Saturday, the Mar Vista Family Center hosted a series of workshops that focused on providing low-income parents and students with information about state and federal scholarships, grants and loan options.

California Cash for College Workshops,” is a partnership program with the California Student Aid Commission and is running workshops invarious Los Angeles locations until March 2, the deadline for financial aid applications.

The next Santa Monica financial aid workshop will be held at Santa Monica High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

“These workshops are open to everyone, but hopefully we can wrench out the community h

Prospect Heights Parents Rally To Keep Middle School Open and Charter Schools Out - Prospect Heights, NY Patch

Prospect Heights Parents Rally To Keep Middle School Open and Charter Schools Out - Prospect Heights, NY Patch

Prospect Heights Parents Rally To Keep Middle School Open and Charter Schools Out

Parents from P.S. 9, P.S. 316, M.S. 571 and M.S. 563 as well as elected officials argue that three schools in one building will be a logistical nightmare for using the libraries, cafeterias, gyms and other shared facilities.

Parents critical of a plan to move a growing charter school into 80 Underhill Ave. erupted into a chorus of "Whose children? Our children," during a rally at Duryea Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon.

Children from the school were dressed as sardines, to drive home the point that three schools in one building is too much.

"Three schools in one building is unfair, not only unfair to our students, but to all the students from all three schools," aid P.S. 9 parent Catherine Jhung before the packed room in the basement of the church located at 362 Sterling Pl.

The rally also included parents from P.S. 316 and M.S. 563, at 750 Classon Ave., who are trying to prevent Explore Charter School from coming into their building.

The Panel for Educational Policy will decide the fate of M.S. 571 on Thursday, Feb. 3. The vote will

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