Saying it underplays local support, Sagebrush residents are crying foul about an informational document posted by Glendale Unified regarding negotiations to transfer the area to La Cañada Unified.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge relinquished the case involving a former Crescenta Valley High student who killed himself after deeming it "too complicated," court records show.
Glendale Community College officials are increasingly hopeful that state officials will give them money to cover the funds spent on unforeseen costs that have added up since breaking ground last year on a new lab and classroom building.
Twenty young people from ages 18 to 27 received scholarships totaling $50,000 during a ceremony at Glendale’s Camp Max Straus earlier this week — an event that celebrated how the recipients overcame adversity in their lives.
At Glendale Community College, 54% of students who were tracked from 2007 through 2013 went on to earn a certificate, degree or transfer to a four-year school, according to data released this week showing the college’s student-success rates.
Glendale school officials made recommendations last week for placing crossing guards at several new schools.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy filed a draft Environmental Impact Report Monday with the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Department regarding a series of campus improvements and expansions, including a 99,000-square-foot parking structure.
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 advocate for kids' success in the classroom.
When Mary Boger adjourns her last Glendale Unified board meeting on Aug. 12, she will leave behind a legacy more than 30 years in the making.
Although Vahe Peroomian was born in California, he has always felt a connection to the landscape of his ancestral homeland: Armenia. That link, and his many visits to the country, inspired him to publish "A Photographic Journey of My Homeland, Armenia," which includes hundreds of photographs the...
Glendale educators have decided against changing the name of College View School, citing a survey that...
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 high GPA.
The Glendale school board postponed a vote regarding a controversial transfer of the Sagebrush territory to La Cañada Unified after Supt. Dick Sheehan asked...
Mary Boger, a longtime member of the Glendale Unified school board, announced her resignation Tuesday evening, citing a chronic condition she said made it impossible to do the work.
Burbank school officials said they had not yet received an address where Giligia Charter Academy would operate, though that information was due Monday.
This Thursday, 15 Glendale autistic and developmentally disabled students will surf the waves off Santa Monica, some for the first time ever.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center will close its children community center in Montrose next month, citing ongoing revenue losses it can no longer afford to endure.
A man who has represented faculty at Glendale Community College campus for four years suggested college officials turn the Glendale Civic Auditorium into updated classrooms.
For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Gabriela Campo knew she wanted to make a living performing musical theater, and she reached a milestone recently on her journey to a theatrical career.
More than 850 students have enrolled in Glendale Community College's summer session, the largest the college has had in two years.
Glendale school officials are looking into swapping a training facility on Central Avenue for a nearby apartment complex, a move that may bring in cash to the district.
The lead petitioner to open a new charter school on Burbank Boulevard said on Thursday its proposed location isn’t going to work out, but two public...
To better enable Glendale educators to identify students’ skills and areas for improvement, Glendale Unified will pay more than $3.4 million for a new program to track students’ progress in math and reading.
Glendale and Burbank educators are looking to further prepare students for working in the Verdugo region, thanks to a $6 million grant aiming to equip students with training to meet local industry needs.
The Glendale school board approved a 60-page, three-year plan for how to spend state dollars this week.
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.
Glendale school officials are preparing to issue their second round of Measure S bond funds, totaling $70 million with a majority of the money going toward replacing bungalows with permanent one- and two-story classroom buildings.
House rules at a library call for silence, but surprisingly, one of the most quiet patrons at the Montrose Library Tuesday afternoon was a very well-behaved dog.
Glendale school officials are continuing negotiations with La Cañada officials regarding the Sagebrush territory.
Glendale Community College officials predict they will receive $2.3 million more in revenue for 2014-15 than they did the previous year, but a remaining concern centers on student enrollment.
Police are asking for help in identifying a woman who allegedly stole two Apple Macbook laptops and an iPad from Edison Elementary School during a graduation ceremony.
Leon Wiskup will turn 90 next week, and unless he reads this paper, is unaware about a campaign underway to get as many of his former students as possible to send him a birthday card.
Burbank looks to be getting a new charter school — one aimed at recent Armenian immigrants — following a vote by school board officials last week.
It seems wherever I go in the realms of education and career, I'm being urged to "mind the gap."
Glendale Community College celebrated more than 700 graduates Wednesday during its commencement ceremony, and the evening was dedicated to John Davitt, who passed away last month after serving as the college's superintendent and president for over 20 years, from 1985 to 2006.
Glendale educators recently unveiled a draft version of a new elementary report card that will be used to measure the success of students, including their effort in various subjects and behavior skills, during the upcoming academic year.
Nearly 30 students graduated from Tobinworld last week, with three of them earning a high-school diploma.
The CV Alliance attracted nearly 100 people Friday morning to hear a discussion on recent drug trends and services available to Glendale Unified students.
After working for more than a year, parents at Franklin Elementary secured a $1-million grant that will enable the campus to undergo an environmental transformation.
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…"
This fall, when my students study "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," it won't be the same due to the passing of Maya Angelou last week.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy held its commencement exercises on Sunday afternoon, which concluded with graduating seniors, all dressed in white, participating in the school's long-standing tradition of tossing red roses into the air.
As Principal Jennifer Earl said goodbye to her "first graduating class" at Hoover High School on Tuesday, she said the students and staff have become like family since she took the helm at the school four years ago when the now-graduates were freshmen.
Members of Clark Magnet High School's graduating class will have many memories of their senior year, including one word that students think best describes them: "boost."
More than 600 seniors, clad in red and black gowns, turned their tassels on Tuesday as they graduated from Glendale High School.
About 750 students graduated from Crescenta Valley High on Tuesday evening, and senior Neil Cho was passing out new pennies to fellow classmates as part of one last prank.
When 18-year-old Androu Zorabians graduated with his high school diploma on Tuesday afternoon, he accomplished something he thought was out of reach just a couple years ago.
The last day of school in the Glendale Unified School District, including graduation and promotion ceremonies, is June 3.
I have written and spoken many times — including in this column last September — about the academic and social benefits of music education for children. Learning to read music is learning a new symbolic language. Learning rhythms is an exercise in mathematic fundamentals. And music is...
This summer, Matt Dalton will become only the 11th principal to lead Toll Middle School since the campus opened to students in 1926 in the middle of a grape vineyard.
La Crescenta students dominated in a first-ever science, technology, engineering and math competition that asked students in the 28th Congressional district to create digital applications.
One hundred and sixty-four young men from the St. Francis High School Class of 2014 graduated on Saturday on the school's Foothill Boulevard campus.
Glendale Community College hopes to increase the number of summer students this year to make up for a shortfall in spring enrollment figures.
Glendale Unified will offer free meals to children under age 18 at several schools this summer starting June 9.
Glendale school officials estimate they will receive $16.1 million more from the state for the 2014-15 school year, and plan to add 12 full-time educators across its middle schools and high schools.
The majority of residents support transferring Sagebrush from Glendale to La Cañada Unified, Jewel City school officials announced this week.
State education officials named Hoover Zariani as a 2014 "Classified Employee of the Year" after being nominated by Glendale Community College earlier this year.
Glendale Community College student and Army veteran Kristel Vear told fellow veterans on Tuesday that every Memorial Day is a somber one for her as she remembers the fallen.
Fourth- and fifth-graders at Mark Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School performed a theatrical adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" at Hoover High School this week under the direction of Keppel teacher Jennifer Epstein.
The California State PTA adopted a resolution this month that stems from work developed by parents at John Burroughs High School who examined...
Noting the majority of transfers from community colleges to University of California campuses come from relatively few of the states' two-year schools, state and local officials this week applauded a move by the university system seeking to increase the number of transfers' origin schools.
I spend a lot of column space writing about the Common Core Curriculum and preparing our students for their future. But what about preparing them for ours?
The school day was in full swing around 9 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Middle School as students made their way to second period, and making her rounds with walkie-talkie in hand to prevent tardiness was Assistant Principal Josephine Bixler.
Police are searching for an underage suspect who allegedly broke into Vahan & Anoush Chamlian School in La Crescenta after hours and made off with sports equipment and a small amount of money, police said.
The Grandview Library took on an unusually musical tone Thursday afternoon as kids played the flute, banged on drums and strummed guitars.
Since the beginning of the year, teachers, parents, students and community members have collaborated on what Glendale Unified's priorities should be for the next three years, and the results are in.
May is “thank your local teacher” month: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 through 9), National Teacher Day (May 6) and California’s Day of the Teacher (May 14).
The Glendale school board is looking to make a decision next month on whether to transfer the Sagebrush territory to the La Cañada Unified School District.
Glendale school officials plan to adopt a new timeline for constructing classroom buildings on select campuses to relieve overcrowding and do away with portable bungalows.
A flag ceremony at R.D. White Elementary was anything but ordinary as former principal Suzanne Risse was surprised by an unveiling of a statue in her name. The piece depicts a girl lying on her stomach reading a book.
On a typical morning at the beginning of this school year, a bus known as "Bus 106" carrying dozens of students to Clark Magnet High School from Glendale was late to school again.
Three Glendale elementary schools were among hundreds named as 2014 California Distinguished Schools on Wednesday, including one that was eligible for the first time.
Of nearly 2,300 Glendale Unified students who began high school in 2009, 90.4% went on to earn their diplomas as part of the class of 2013, according to data that state officials released this week.
Just weeks before Glendale High’s archery team competes in a state championship, five-time Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig dropped by Tuesday to offer advice to team members on their form, footing and follow-through.
After Phiona Mutesi lost her father to AIDS when she was 3 years old, she grew accustomed to always feeling hungry and searching for food in one of the world’s worst slums.
With the 2013-14 school year starting to wind down, it's a good time to check your school calendars for Teacher Appreciation Week.
A state bill that sets social media-monitoring standards for schools is now heading to the full State Assembly for a vote.
Fewer Glendale Community College students transferred to four-year universities in California during the 2012-13 academic year compared to the year before — a decrease blamed on state education funding cuts that educators say impacted the Glendale campus.
Glendale Community College officials are hopeful the state will give them more than $1 million to pay for unexpected costs tied to the school's lab/college services building, which is under construction.
The Glendale High School dance and drill team returned from a national competition recently with six first-place wins, the most a Glendale High team has secured at one time in the school’s history.
The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program.
Garrett Ohara is used to following in Alex Rivera’s footsteps down the career path at Flintridge Prep.
Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents.
Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School won approval from the Glendale Planning Commission to increase its current enrollment cap from 500 to 700 students, reversing an earlier city-mandated cap of 500.
Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will be the location for this year’s Glendale Solar Discovery Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
More than 200 people spent their weekend walking laps around Clark Magnet High School’s athletic field for the annual Foothills Relay for Life. One of them was 74-year-old Elaine Collins, a breast cancer survivor.
The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad yards.
Glendale and Burbank students recently began taking the new computerized exams that have replaced the pencil-and-paper standardized exams across California.
Glendale resident and retired Col. Nancy Sumner was recently appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on the California Community College Board of Governors, a 17-member group responsible for helping guide and set policy for the state’s 112 community colleges.
Access to music programs in Glendale schools recently won the district recognition from a music industry group.
Glendale school officials celebrated the completion of the Hoover High track-and-field renovations last week, ushering in a new era for the school that has finally attained what other Glendale and neighboring high schools have — a level playing field.
Glendale school officials will spend $1.1 million updating three sites in the district that consume the most electricity.
A California appellate court has reversed a lower court’s decision to award damages to a private Armenian school that fought to operate in Glendale after it was temporarily shut down for serious health and safety violations.
As regular readers may have noticed, I’ve written a number of columns on school-to-career education. In another part-time job, I’ve also been assisting with an effort to extend and “articulate” career pathways to high-wage, high-growth industries.
St. Francis High School will host the 13th Annual Sports Medicine Competition from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, when students from across the Western U.S. will test their knowledge of sports medicine and athletic training.
Did you know that alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs among youth ages 12 to 17? Nationwide statistics show that 73% of youth report that at least one of their four closest friends used alcohol in the past year and 60% of youth report that at least one of their four closest...
For eight days last month, Crescenta Valley High teacher Christina Engen took night hikes in a Costa Rica jungle, observing leatherback sea turtles that were laying eggs along the coastline of the Pacuare Nature Reserve.
Mary Boger assumed the position of president of the Glendale Unified school board Tuesday during its annual reorganization meeting.