| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Cerritos Elementary is one of 22 schools in the country to become a finalist for an award handed out by the National Center for Urban School Transformation, which recognizes schools in metropolitan areas with high student achievement.
The awards go to...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
After new report cards were sent home with elementary students last week, some parents raised concerns about the new language identifying students’ achievement levels as “thorough” and “adequate” at best.
The new report...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:30 PM
To alleviate an ongoing influx of students into Balboa Elementary, Glendale school officials are eyeing Mark Keppel and Benjamin Franklin elementary magnet schools and making plans to revert back to their former geographic attendance boundaries, which...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Glendale Unified school board recently awarded a $32.2-million contract for construction of three multiple-classroom, two-story buildings — one each at Balboa, Verdugo Woodlands and R.D. White elementary schools.
Lundgren Builders was awarded...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Mayor Zareh Sinanyan visited third-graders at Franklin Magnet School on Friday where he stressed the importance of voting and answered questions from the students who are currently learning about government.
“What happens if you don’t vote?&...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Dairy Council of California brought its mobile classroom to Horace Mann Elementary School on Wednesday with a 1,500-pound cow named Buttercup and a 100-pound bull calf named Chip.
Chip, who appeared as a surprise guest for many of the third-,...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Although schools are shifting away from California Standards Tests to new Common Core standards in math and English language arts, students in grades 5, 8 and 10 are still getting CST scores in science.
For the second year in a row, 97% of La Cañada...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Members of Glendale's youngest show choir at Mark Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School — who made a name for themselves during a major competition last year — are preparing again for a full slate of musical performances.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:52 PM
I am compelled to get the word out regarding a Senate bill that could adversely affect private preschools in California. The bill is labeled SB 837 or Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2014. This bill is written with good intentions, but the implementation is...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Students of La Cañada Elementary School were treated to a special spirit rally Friday, when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) made an on-campus appearance to congratulate them on being named a National Blue Ribbon School.
In November, school administrators...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Former La Cañada Mayor Steve Del Guercio, retired teacher and Boy Scout leader Harriet Hammons and Kyla Bradley, a high school student dedicated to making the area's homeless feel loved, are among this year's winners of the Les Tupper Community Service...