| 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 Caņada...
| 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.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:02 PM
On July 1, Monna Johnson officially stepped into a new volunteer position as president of the Glendale Council PTA. In that role, she'll represent Glendale Unified parents involved in 26 PTA groups across the city who work closely with educators to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Local school summers are shorter than they used to be. With graduations just more than a month past, the 2014-15 school year is just one month away. The current instructional calendar lines up better with Advanced Placement testing and many summer college...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:41 PM
About 86% of La Caņada High School parents would recommend the school to others, and 89% of elementary school parents called their child's campus a caring and supportive environment, according to recent findings of an annual districtwide survey.