| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:36 AM
The decades-long tradition of students competing in tug-of-war games at Wilson Middle School continued Friday in a rite that helped mark the end of the first quarter of the school year.
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders played the game against...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Dan Jeffries moved to La Cañada Flintridge more than a decade ago when looking for a community that offered great schools. Jeffries, 55, is a father of five with three children enrolled in elementary schools. By day, he is a prosecutor with the Los...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work.
Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:50 AM
As Glendale Unified prepares to use computers to test students on the new Common Core State Standards this coming spring, school officials are planning to sample three different computers for select students and teachers to use this month in order to gain...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:19 PM
With new state funding available to schools through Gov. Jerry Brown's Local Control Funding Formula, Burbank Unified may hire additional staff to lower class sizes in math, science and English classes at its two high schools.
School officials last week...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Now that Glendale students and teachers have experienced the entire week of Thanksgiving off for the first time like their La Cañada brethren, I can officially call such an action a turkey (pun intended).
From a selfish standpoint, having a week off of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Karyn Riel was raised in the westernmost part of the city, known as the Sagebrush area, before her family moved into an area of the city that feeds into the La Cañada Unified School District.
She graduated from La Cañada High School before heading to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Glendale Unified will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds — a potential $30 million payout — a decision that avoids a confrontation with the district's teachers union regarding the use of test scores that scuttled the highly-sought...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Educators in Glendale said are studying and training one another on the new Common Core standards set to be implemented by 2016, replacing standards California adopted in 1997.
Fifty-one classroom teachers from Glendale’s 30 schools are now...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:32 PM
After a five-year hiatus, I have returned to work, once a week, as a musicianship instructor for an established children's choir.
Though the students I teach are lucky to have passed the auditions for this challenging choral program, I consider myself...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Visit an elementary school at 10 a.m. in the middle of the week for a third-grade dance festival and you'll be lucky to find viewing space on the playground as you stand among parents with cellphones and iPads deployed in order to record the event....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The start of school is a time when districts have their teachers begin work a couple of days before students arrive with the purpose of getting everyone focused on teaching at their full potential.
It’s a time when superintendents bring in...