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  • Learning Matters: A Halloween carnival can be a thrilling opportunity

    Learning Matters: A Halloween carnival can be a thrilling opportunity
    Scarecrows, jack-o’-lanterns, hay bales and witches have appeared again at elementary schools across the district. PTA members have been setting up game booths, enlisting volunteers and gathering prizes by the boxful. The events go by various names...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Parent involvement plays key role in schools' success

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Parent involvement plays key role in schools' success
    Lost in the middle of the midterm election coverage this week was a major press conference on Monday by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing a $150-million infusion into the Big Apple’s 94 worst-performing schools, creating community...
  • Glendale PTA: It's time for the Hoover High PTA Tour of Homes

    The office for the Early Education and Extended Learning Programs has moved to 520 E. Wilson Ave., Suite 215, in Glendale. It will be open today in the new location. The department provides high-quality preschool and before- and after-school care to the...
  • Glendale PTA: Red Ribbon Week 'Parent Night' meeting slated

    Children whose parents talk with them regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than teenagers whose parents don’t bring up the topic. Despite this, only a quarter of teens indicate having these conversations. In recognizing this, a...
  • Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

    Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum
    A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council. This year, La Crescenta residents will vote to fill six slots. A total of six people are...
  • Learning Matters: Today's GUSD student body features more diverse mix

    Learning Matters: Today's GUSD student body features more diverse mix
    A few years ago, a French-Armenian graduate student came to Glendale to gather research for her dissertation on Armenian communities in Glendale and Hollywood. I had the pleasure of spending several hours with her at the invitation of my City Attorney...
  • Russell appointed to vacant seat on Glendale School Board

    Russell appointed to vacant seat on Glendale School Board
    Glendale school officials appointed Sandy Russell to its board Wednesday night with a 3-1 vote after a series of televised interviews with five applicants vying for the seat. “I’m humbled, I’m overwhelmed, and I’m excited…...
  • LCUSD's making tech gains but has a long way to go, director says

    La Cañada Unified has made great strides toward integrating technology into the classroom but still has a long way to go, according to technology director Jamie Lewsadder’s road map for the district. On Tuesday, Lewsadder shared with the school...
  • Learning Matters: Students seem to have less independence

    Learning Matters: Students seem to have less independence
    Over the last few years, thanks to the work of parent and traffic-safety advocate Kara Sergile, I've had experience as both a valet drop-off lane attendant and a "walking school bus" volunteer with R.D. White Elementary. Valet lanes at White and other...
  • LCF resident eyes board seat

    LCF resident eyes board seat
    A resident of the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge is one of five candidates looking to be appointed to the Glendale school board this week following school board member Mary Boger’s resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the...
  • Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat

    Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat
    Glendale school officials released the names of the five candidates looking to be appointed to the school board this week following school board member Mary Boger's resignation due to illness. Of the 16 who applied for the appointed position, school...
  • Piece of Mind: Bad drivers may never shift gears

    An age-old problem was tackled again in City Hall last week, when several parents of students who attend La Cañada Elementary School spoke to the Public Works and Traffic Commission about their struggles with drivers who drop off or pick up their children...