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Students bid fond farewell to former principal

Students bid fond farewell to former principal

Two weeks after school let out last June, parents and students learned their principal at Glenoaks Elementary, Kristine Siegal, would be reassigned to Mark Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Elementary.

Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz team volleys quick thinking

Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz team volleys quick thinking

Crescenta Valley High School students were holding their first rehearsal on Wednesday as part of the school’s ComedySportz team, a comedy improv group, when the subject of their first game was determined — bananas.

Glendale school district offers raises to management

The Glendale Unified school board has authorized salary hikes for its employees serving in management positions, including those who are administrators, principals, assistant principals, school psychologists and occupational therapists in what is an indicator of improved financial stability in the...

New Glendale teachers union president outlines goals

New Glendale teachers union president outlines goals

Lower class sizes, fair compensation and new textbooks approved by Glendale teachers make up the wish list outlined by the Glendale teachers union’s newest president, Taline Arsenian, who advocated for those three goals during a board meeting last week, where she made her first public...

Glendale Unified deems artificial turf safe for students

Glendale Unified deems artificial turf safe for students

A review of data collected by Glendale Unified about the potential risk of artificial turf concluded that the material is safe for students and staff.

Glendale Unified officials weigh securing entitlements

Earlier this month, Glendale school officials walked away from swapping its administration building and other properties it owns for a piece of property on the outskirts of Glendale priced at $17.5 million.

Glendale parents make plea for a longer summer session

Glendale parents make plea for a longer summer session

Several parents took their concerns to the Glendale Unified school board Tuesday night about students starting school on Aug. 10, which they think is too early.

Glendale Unified to extend superintendent search

The search for Glendale Unified’s next superintendent will be extended beyond the time frame the district had originally planned, officials announced Tuesday.

Parents ask for a later start to Glendale Unified's school year

For more than 25,000 students attending Glendale schools, Monday meant the end of summer vacation as the new school year began, and perhaps with it came the inevitable dread many kids are all too familiar with as their schedules fill up with homework and extracurricular activities.

Glendale students head back to class

Glendale students head back to class

Summer vacation officially came to an end this week as thousands of students returned to Glendale’s 30 schools on Monday and at least one school welcomed students with a sweet treat.

Glendale Unified walks away from realty swap

Glendale Unified walks away from realty swap

Glendale school officials are no longer looking to swap several of their properties — including their administration building — for another Glendale property after the potential exchange with a Burbank developer fell through.

Glendale Unified's superintendent search nears final stretch

The deadline to apply for Glendale Unified’s superintendent position closed on Thursday as school officials plan to conduct interviews with finalists later this month.

Ribbon cut on Glendale 'dream' campus

Ribbon cut on Glendale 'dream' campus

In the mid-1970s, Glendale Unified opened a school built to serve its students with severe developmental disabilities.

Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

With just about one week before children return to Glendale Unified’s public schools on Aug. 10, hundreds of them who have attended the city’s Kool Dayz Day Camp over the past several weeks were still enjoying their free time on Friday morning as they made crafts, played basketball and...

Hazlett on the move from Glendale to La Cañada High

Hazlett on the move from Glendale to La Cañada High

Mary Hazlett had just earned her teaching credential from Occidental College in 1997 when she was offered a job teaching history at La Cañada High School.

Some Crescenta Valley residents favor forming smaller school district, survey shows

Some Crescenta Valley residents favor forming smaller school district, survey shows

A survey created by the Crescenta Valley Town Council, and posted on its website this week, asks residents whether they feel heard by Glendale Unified school officials, and if they would support separating from Glendale...

Contractor sets new finish date for Glendale Community College lab

After nearly two years of construction, the structure that will become Glendale Community College’s largest building will not be open to students before the spring semester as college officials had hoped.

Glendale Community College approves $3 million computer network upgrade

Glendale Community College approves $3 million computer network upgrade

Glendale Community College’s computer network system hasn’t been upgraded in a decade, but that’s about to change the school will spend the next four years making improvements to the system following approval on Tuesday by the college’s trustees for a $3-million update.

Glendale school secures fruit and vegetable grant

One of Glendale’s neediest schools will receive federal money to provide fresh fruits and vegetables, under a competitive grant program that hundreds of California schools sought this year.

Glendale Unified renews online monitoring policy

Glendale Unified renews online monitoring policy

Glendale school officials will continue monitoring students’ public posts to social-media sites to intervene when students express intent to harm themselves or others under a new $40,500 agreement the school board approved last week.

Glendale school district weighs real estate swap

Glendale school officials continue to mull over a property swap — centered on its administration building — a move many believe would both upgrade the offices and also make the district money.

Former coach pleads not guilty to sexual relations with former student, soliciting nude photos

Former coach pleads not guilty to sexual relations with former student, soliciting nude photos

A former Burbank High School varsity girls volleyball coach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he had a sexual relationship with a former student five years ago and solicited nude photos from players this year, officials said.

Officials update charter school policies for Glendale

After an organization expressed an interest in opening a charter school in Glendale recently, school officials are updating their policies tied to the approval or denial of a charter school.

Glendale Unified eyes creation of districts

Glendale Unified eyes creation of districts

Tacitly acknowledging they may be forced to create districts due to a lawsuit despite voters’ rejection of the idea, Glendale Unified officials took steps this week toward outlining what the election areas might look like.

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