| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:47 PM
When Glendale school officials approved a three-year plan last week to ensure students' academic success and prioritize the district's money, they also committed to the plan's robust focus on students' social and emotional needs.
During the 2014-15...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Nearly 27 years have passed since our daughter started kindergarten at John Muir Elementary and I first served on the board of a PTA. The last time I held a PTA office was when our youngest was still in middle school, 10 years ago — until now....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
La Caņada Unified school officials looked at whether or not heterogeneous math classes in fifth- and sixth-grades piloted in the 2013-14 school year help kids learn.
Supt. Wendy Sinnette and Anais Wenn, assistant superintendent of curriculum and...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Samantha Sharman remembers walking onto the La Caņada High School campus her first day of seventh grade back in the '80s and feeling like a small fish in a big pond.
Gone were the kindergartners and small-school feel of La Caņada Elementary, replaced by...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Glendale school officials are continuing negotiations with La Caņada officials regarding the Sagebrush territory.
In recent weeks, Glendale school officials have considered parents' concerns over the future of Mountain Avenue, the elementary school that...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Across California, more than 3 million students spent 12 weeks sampling the new state computerized exams, and Glendale educators have surveyed their students to gather input on how prepared they were.
School districts will not receive students' test...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:18 PM
A half century ago, when the Angeles National Forest still seemed relatively undisturbed and somewhat quaint to the towns folk below, a ceremony attended by 135 people was held to dedicate the new buildings comprising Chilao Mountain School.
Way up there...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Jasmine Trinidad had applied for several college scholarships before nearly giving up on the idea she would receive any funds to help pay for school — until the day she opened a letter mailed to her house and read, "I am pleased to inform you&...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Glendale educators recently unveiled a draft version of a new elementary report card that will be used to measure the success of students, including their effort in various subjects and behavior skills, during the upcoming academic year.
The draft was in...
| 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 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...