| 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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:51 PM
If ever there was a time warp in La Cañada, it was at Palm Crest Elementary School on Friday, when teachers and students who hadn't set foot on campus for a half-century mixed with curious elementary school kids and faculty at a spirit rally-turned-...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:44 AM
I am beginning to think that some degree of angst about public education is unavoidable, probably even desirable. As demographics change, as technology transforms communication, as neuroscience tells us more about how and when learning happens, teaching...
| Aug 14, 2013
For more than 25,950 students attending Glendale Unified, Monday marked the first day of the new school year.
For some parents, the day was filled with emotion as they dropped off children just starting kindergarten.
Parents Eugene and Margarita...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:53 AM
What do you get when you mix five food trucks with a handful of Crescenta Valley High School alumni seasoned liberally with admiration for 100 or so teachers at their old high school? You get a Thursday night hot spot in La Crescenta.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Questions about parcel tax rates, merit pay for teachers, and new programs were fielded by candidates for the La Cañada Unified School District board during the first forum of the election season.
PHOTOS: La Cañada school board candidates face off
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Glendale Unified officials have renewed hope that the district can win a federal grant worth up to $30 million following the district's failed attempt to win the grant last year because it lacked support from the Glendale Teachers Assn.
In 2012, the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The Glendale Unified school district is gearing up to spend about $760,000 on computers for more than 650 educators in the last phase of a major initiative to equip teachers with laptops using funds from the $270-million Measure S bond that voters...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:04 PM
A rising tide lifts all boats, or at least that seems to be the cautious hope among La Cañada Unified School District officials, who recently approved raises for all teachers, administrators and classified staff after a years-long financial dry spell....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A model for teaching math that Glendale Unified began to pilot two years ago will expand to four more schools this year after students showed significant gains on standardized exams.
Pioneered by an immigrant teacher who once struggled with math as a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:32 PM
One of the wonders of working with young people is finding out what happened to them years later, and hearkening back on the work I did with them. And when you have taught for nearly a quarter of a century, there are plenty of "years later."