| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Glendale school officials issued another $70 million in bonds last week as they move ahead with plans to upgrade facilities and replace classroom bungalows with one- and two-story buildings at 10 schools.
The recent issuance marks the second that...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Some friends have asked about my intentions for next April's election. As I've told them, I'm not seeking another term on the Board of Education. And I don't plan to submit my name for the interim appointment to the seat being vacated by my good friend...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:59 PM
With classes into their second week, PTAs are gearing up for activities.
Marc Perlman, president of the Wilson Middle School PTSA, has put a concerted effort on the importance of parents being a part of their children's education. Additionally,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:51 PM
About 26,000 students returned to Glendale public schools on Monday with the start of the new school year.
Among them were Daniel and Clarissa Victor, siblings who were entering the fifth and fourth grades, respectively, at Horace Mann Elementary, where...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Nearly 4,100 students returned to La Cañada Unified campuses Tuesday as the district started what officials hope will be a robust and promising 2014-15 school year.
Supt. Wendy Sinnette, speaking Monday evening at the last school board meeting of the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:07 PM
First-year La Cañada Unified teachers were welcomed to the community Wednesday, when Kiwanis Club of La Cañada hosted its annual Apple for the Teacher luncheon at Descanso Gardens.
Fresh from a new employee orientation held at the district offices...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Nina Lidar, 10-year-old La Cañada 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...
| 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...