| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Samantha Sharman remembers walking onto the La Cañada 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 Cañada Elementary, replaced by...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Glendale school officials are continuing negotiations with La Cañada 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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La Cañada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs $605, plus a $25 registration fee.
While summer programs in...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:45 PM
School's in for summer — at least that's the case for La Cañada Unified instructors who want to build their tech chops before school starts back up on Aug. 12.
Throughout summer break, the district's IT department is offering a series of "Tech...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Glendale school officials this week reported an overall enrollment boost this year, an indicator that the school district is moving away from recent trends of slight declines the past few years.
There are 26,127 students in Glendale Unified this year,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:05 PM
In response to Glendale's recent residential development boom, the Glendale Unified School District commissioned a study that projects more than 600 additional students could live in those new units and attend local schools 10 years from now.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:00 PM
When it comes to school district business and finance, La Cañada Unified's new chief business and operations officer, Mark Evans, is sort of a triple threat.
In addition to being a numbers guy, Evans has worked for years as a teacher in multiple...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:36 PM
This is the second part of a column on tips for school board candidates.
A new member of the school board has a lot to learn. Fortunately for our district, board members have the benefit of governance classes offered by the California School Boards...