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  • La Cañada High tech club lets 'students become the teachers'

    La Cañada High tech club lets 'students become the teachers'
    For the past year, Jamie Lewsadder has led La Cañada Unified School District’s foray into a new technological era. As IT director, she’s worked with a small team of employees to upgrade the district’s infrastructure and prepare it for...
  • Parents signal traffic concerns

     Parents signal traffic concerns
    Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents. Since the beginning of the school year, several parents of children who attend Balboa Elementary have...
  • Crescenta Valley cluster PTA: Taste of Montrose scheduled for May 4

    The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program. Tickets are $20...
  • La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production

    La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production
    Ten Years Ago A new local theater group, The Foothill Musical Theatre founded by Marlys Marsteller and Lance Merrill was preparing its inaugural production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which would be staged...
  • Former LCUSD member to receive honor

    Former LCUSD member to receive honor
    Susan Boyd, a former member and past president of the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, has been selected by the district's administrative team to receive the 2013-14 Golden Apple Award. Sponsored by the Assn. of California School...
  • State superintendent visits PTA

    The new Common Core State Standards and computerized state exams that students will begin taking in upcoming weeks were up for discussion Tuesday night at the La Cañada home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where State Supt. Tom...
  • State superintendent of schools visits to talk Common Core, state exams

    State Supt. Tom Torlakson was in town on Wednesday, but not to speak at a large rally. He was in a much more intimate setting — the home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where he fielded questions from about 10 local parents about...
  • Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure

    Scott Tracy looks back on his LCUSD tenure
    On a rainy morning, La Cañada Unified Board President Scott Tracy opens the front door of his Woodleigh Lane house, unique from neighboring homes in that it is below road level and perched atop a stream that cuts a natural course through the backyard...
  • Learning Matters: Stories remain vivid from long-ago workshop

    Learning Matters: Stories remain vivid from long-ago workshop
    Of all the very informative training sessions and workshops I’ve attended in my years as a PTA parent and while serving on the school board, some of the best were the programs of the National Conference for Community and Justice. The conference...
  • Learning Matters: Lessons for life, lessons for all

    Learning Matters: Lessons for life, lessons for all
    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....
  • Op-Ed: The nation's schools must address mental health

    There is no question that there are problems in our public schools that our politicians, teachers, and parents are not willing to address. With another school shooting in Littleton, Colo. and gun-safety laws going nowhere, the need for increased funding...
  • GUSD plan to increase enrollment and expand dual-language program ignites debate

    A Glendale Unified School District plan to increase enrollment at La Crescenta-area elementary schools to allow for the expansion of dual-language immersion programs has ignited an intense debate among foothill neighbors regarding potential changes to...