| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Students in the Glendale Unified School District are on winter break through Jan. 6, with classes resuming on Jan. 7.
Though the focus may be on holiday fun, it’s not too early for local seventh- and eighth-grade students to plan to attend “...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:23 PM
About 12 years ago, La Cañada mom Jan Crane was in need of a baby-sitter for her two small children when a friend referred her to Youth Employment Service.
Operated by the Assistance League of Flintridge and run out of an office at La Cañada High...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Glendale Unified school board recently voted to adopt two new courses for middle and high school students centered around technology — another step toward the district’s expanding focus on career-technical education.
A new “...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Results of a survey commissioned by district officials last year showed 21% of Glendale seventh graders, 25% of freshmen and 28% of juniors last year had experienced chronic sadness or hopelessness within 30 days of taking it.
Also, about 15% of...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:32 PM
The Glendale Educational Foundation hosted its 10th annual “State of the Schools” breakfast Thursday morning, where organizers announced a new focus on raising money to support science and technology programs.
In the decade the foundation has...
| 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-,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:40 PM
A potential California mega-drought, global warming and what La Cañadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint were up for discussion in a Tuesday evening speaking engagement sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.
An audience of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov....
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:50 PM
More than 20 years ago, Win Saw accepted his first teaching job at Crescenta Valley High School when he hadn't yet graduated from UC Santa Barbara. Since then, he has taught classes from entry-level math to second-year calculus and now, after more than...
| 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 Cañada...
| 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 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...