| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Whether or not we all agree on the importance of curriculum standards (I'm on record as supporting the Common Core goals), I expect most of us could list a few things we'd like more children to learn in school or elsewhere before they become adults....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A midday candidate's forum for the upcoming Nov. 5 La Cañada school board election will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Van de Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens.
The forum is open to the public; those who would like to eat...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As a parent, Jennifer Rubendall has been active in the school district that has served her two teenage boys. She has held positions as PTA president of Palm Crest Elementary School and La Cañada High School 7/8.
Rubendall, 47, currently serves on the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Seventy-two golfers teed up Monday for a tournament at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club that raised some green — more than $10,000 — in support of enrichment programs offered at Palm Crest Elementary School.
PHOTOS: Palm Crest Elementary...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:38 AM
This post was updated with correct information.
The ballot for the Nov. 5 La Cañada Unified school board election is crowded: Eight candidates are vying for three open seats, with some of the candidates choosing to run their campaigns on shoestring...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
My husband and I have been lucky, particularly as parents. As I look toward Thanksgiving, I'm mindful of the good fortune and help we've had along the way, starting with the Realtors who helped us find our house in 1981.
It was Mary Ann Plumley —...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 12:24 PM
A leader of our community. You heard it right. A leader of our community. That’s what they call me.
I spew 800 words of whimsy, wit and wisdom — OK, maybe the first two — once a week in the local newspaper, and they bestow this title...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:05 PM
A message of nonviolence was sent vibrating through Roosevelt Middle School Thursday when students took in the rhythms of Street Beat performers, on campus to help mark Yellow Ribbon Week.
It was one of nearly a dozen assemblies hosted throughout...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Thank you for your Dec. 4 article on the fallout from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California suit about school fees. Parents are very confused now about what they ought to do concerning materials for their children's classes.
| Feb 5, 2012
| 3:05 PM
An incident last week in which a 10-year-old boy brandished a BB gun at the home of a Burbank schoolmate has put district officials on the fine line of heeding parent calls for more accountability while protecting student rights.
Despite assurances from...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:39 PM
It really is not too soon to begin planning for the start of the upcoming school year by marking Monday, Aug. 29 on calendars as the first day of classes. Glendale Unified School District has a three-year calendar available for viewing at its website,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Bill Russell has fond memories of his years at Hoover High School. As a member of the school band, Russell and his fellow players marched down Main Street at the just-opened Disneyland, performed for the audience at the annual Hoover vs. Glendale game...