| 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 10, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Nearly 30 students graduated from Tobinworld last week, with three of them earning a high-school diploma.
The majority of students — 24 — culminated their academic careers at the school following several years, if not a decade, at the...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Glendale school officials will likely remove students' class rankings from transcripts, due to certain colleges and universities automatically turning students away for not falling within the top 10% of their class, even though those kids still attained a...
| 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 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....
| May 27, 2014
| 5:15 PM
At a recent evening at L.A.'s Taix French restaurant, the atmosphere was anything but French. An Africa safari motif graced the tables at the installation dinner of Altrusa International of Glendale.
More than a dozen female members and one male...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:53 PM
On the very first eve of summer the iconic Hollywood Bowl opened with a gala that will long be remembered. Nearly 18,000 people came, some with picnic baskets in tow, to experience what summer is all about in the greater Los Angeles area — al fresco...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:20 PM
While the adult world rallies to regulate sales of e-cigarettes to minors and use of the devices among them, local teens say the devices are commonly used by peers, either at home or in parties, and that it's not unusual to hear of middle school...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:47 PM
La Cañada High School parent Erin Meeker is putting the finishing touches on plans for this year's Grad Night celebration, a five-hour extravaganza to be held June 5 at Universal CityWalk.
"I really think it's an important thing to provide for the kids,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:12 PM
It seems wherever I go in the realms of education and career, I'm being urged to "mind the gap."
As London signs alert passengers to step carefully over the gap from platform to train, I've been directed to pay attention to the skills gap, gaps in...