| 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 16, 2014
| 8:37 AM
When it first hired Geo Listening in late 2012 to monitor the public social-media postings of students for signs of, among others, depression or suicide, Glendale school officials were less than transparent. In fact, they were opaque, failing to...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Roosevelt Middle School debuted an extra period this week, a move educators say will give students more time to take electives or receive targeted intervention in math or English.
Roosevelt Principal Mary Mason said teachers felt the old six-period...
| 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 8, 2014
| 5:56 PM
When school resumes in Glendale Unified on Monday, five of the district's roughly 30 schools will have new principals.
Rene Valdes is settling in at Daily High School, the district's continuation school that allows students who have fallen behind on...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:04 PM
When Dorothy Atkinson asked her caregiver to contact the newspaper about her 96th birthday, she didn't want a big fuss, she just wanted to let her Glendale friends know she's still around.
The whole family will be getting together on Saturday to...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:02 PM
On July 1, Monna Johnson officially stepped into a new volunteer position as president of the Glendale Council PTA. In that role, she'll represent Glendale Unified parents involved in 26 PTA groups across the city who work closely with educators to...
| 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 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 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....