| May 23, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Can studying the benefits of an intensive after-school music program unlock the keys to a successful learning environment overall? That's partly what one documentary sets out to do.
The 27-minute-long film, "I Am a Fine Musician: El Sistema's...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:02 PM
I have written and spoken many times — including in this column last September — about the academic and social benefits of music education for children. Learning to read music is learning a new symbolic language. Learning rhythms is an...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:19 PM
The last day of school in the Glendale Unified School District, including graduation and promotion ceremonies, is June 3.
Wilson Middle School eighth-graders will attend promotion activities at 9:30 a.m. on the school's athletic field, while promotion...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Students of La Caņada 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 Caņada 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Hoover High School, Toll Middle School and Keppel Elementary will host their annual block party celebrating the arts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 5.
There will be great food, fun activities for the kids, amazing art and great music including...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up.
That was the lesson many took away at the third annual Solar Faire, hosted by Glendale Water & Power in partnership with Sebastopol, Calif.-based...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Do you know what to do when a message pops up on your computer asking if you want to chat? La Caņada Unified second-graders do.
“If they don’t give their name, you shouldn’t do it,” said Paradise Canyon Elementary School student...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:03 PM
A concert to benefit the arts and music programs in Glendale Unified later this month will feature Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a swing band that’s had major national hits and has local ties — the children of two of its members attend Glendale...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Nina Lidar, 10-year-old La Caņada resident, first place in the annual Valley Sun Thanksgiving Art Contest with her work executed in colored markers that judges deemed best captured the essence of the overall theme, “Thanksgiving in the United...