A Glendale Community College instructor and his wife, who have adopted six children, have turned the love and chaos of their family life into that most American of pursuits: reality television.
Hoover High School won the 24th annual Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl this week.
Glendale Community College educators are gearing up to implement a state law that aims to improve students' graduation and transfer rates.
On March 28, Glendale High School will rename its auditorium the John Wayne...
To the delight of parents and students, a unique crossing-guard program at a Crescenta Valley middle school has not only been extended but may expand throughout the county.
In all of Burbank, London Ruff may be the only high school girl to beg her mom for a tarantula, only to settle for a snake instead.
A 25-year-old man born with cerebral palsy, whose first doctors predicted his abilities would keep him from talking, shared his story on Monday with students and educators at Glendale Community College about overcoming his life’s multitude of obstacles.
Glendale High students carried on a 105-year-old tradition on Friday when freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors competed against each other in a contest that featured elaborate tableaus where students recreated scenes with themes such as immigration, compassion and ambition.
A law firm was recently hired by Glendale Community College officials to help the school on an “as-needed” basis with redistricting matters.
Glendale Community College officials estimate that enrollment of full-time students won’t reach their expected goal this year as the college continues to recover from years of tightening its budget to respond to financial cuts made by the state.
This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school.
A Glendale elementary school that was once nearly shuttered for its declining enrollment -- only to make a major comeback through its popular dual-language immersion programs -- has reached another milestone.
Glendale school officials will soon begin gauging if there is any interest to change the name of College View School to better reflect its mission as crews prepare to demolish the school and build a new one in its place, starting next month.
I first heard the phrase, “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” in church. A pastor used it to describe the responsibilities of church pastors. I thought it a fitting description of pastoral duties.
The creator of the next Instagram, Snapchat or Spotify could be from Burbank or Glendale as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) launches a first-ever congressional challenge for students to create software applications that demonstrate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
State Supt. Tom Torlakson was in town on Wednesday, but not to speak at a large rally.
The Community Foundation of the Verdugos seeks students to apply for scholarships before March 7.
Five members of the jazz and swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy woke up earlier than normal Tuesday morning to give musical advice to about 250 Glendale...
On the heels of criminal cases involving California teachers and district employees who failed to report alleged child abuse on campus, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has proposed a law that would require public schools to adopt uniform procedures for detecting and reporting such crimes.
Every time trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval plays, he gives a tutorial. The same can be said of many musicians, of course, but what sets Sandoval apart is his example as a man and as an American. Those qualities were on full display Saturday, as he performed with his renowned big band and a high...
An antibullying program that’s being introduced in Glendale Unified schools was in the spotlight Thursday during a discussion on the topic at Crescenta Valley High School.
The long simmering issue over the Sagebrush territory in La Cañada — an area whose students have historically been served by Glendale Unified — is still ongoing, school board members confirmed this week.
When swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy formed in 1993, they were a severe anomaly, one that seemed destined to be overshadowed by the Nirvanas, Tupacs and Whitney Houstons who ruled the pop charts. Twenty years later, the brassy septet has outlived them and their appearance Saturday, Feb. 22,...
Hoover High School's marching band will collect unwanted electronic items Saturday to raise money for the band.
Glendale schools could receive $16 million more in revenue during the next fiscal year compared to the current one, according to school officials.
As Glendale school officials continue to review a plan to offer the district’s popular dual-language immersion classes through the 12th grade...
Classical musician and composer Arturo Sandoval, who discovered his love for music as a boy growing up in Cuba, will share his talent at the Alex Theatre later this month in a concert aimed to cultivate music education in today's youth.
Daily High students gained approval from the Glendale school board this week to build a garden that will grow fruit trees and vegetables to sell to school officials and fuel the school’s bistro program.
Parents have a lot to decide about their children’s education. From a child’s earliest years to adulthood, parents grapple with the choices they or their child must make in the pursuit of success and happiness.
Abraham Lincoln paid a visit to students at John Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday in the form of actor J.P. Wammack, who told second graders of the early life, presidency and assassination of the nation’s 16th president.
Franklin Magnet Elementary and Toll Middle School received a significant honor this week with an announcement from the Spanish government naming the schools international academies.
Later this year, Mashdots College President Garbis Der Yeghiayan will take nearly 30 people to visit historic Western Armenia — which now lies within Turkey’s boarders — on a pilgrimage that leads Armenian descendents back to their roots.
A concert to benefit the arts and music programs in Glendale Unified later this month will feature Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a swing band that’s had major national hits and has local ties — the children of two of its members attend Glendale schools.
Students at Hoover and Crescenta Valley high schools will compete Saturday in a regional competition to determine which team from across Southern California will compete in the National Science Bowl hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. in April.
The completion of what will become Glendale Community College’s largest building may be pushed back after crews discovered groundwater while working on the site, delaying construction by more than a month at least, officials said.
There’s a new show choir in town, and unlike the majority of groups across the state, and even the country, this 45-member choir is made up of children as young as 9 years old.
For prospective college students with disabilities, the transition from high school to college can bring many challenges, so a meeting at Glendale Community College Thursday aims to outline what can be expected when those students make that educational leap.
Local parents asked an expert for tips Thursday night on how to better guide their teens through the vulnerable years in which their brains are still developing.
After a local PTA conducted a survey of parents, the results sparked district officials to move forward with guidelines that emphasize quality over quantity when it comes to students’ homework — and state PTA officials are taking notice.
If education guru Dr. Bill Daggett had his way, the declared goal of the Common Core curriculum would be to prepare students to be career-ready.
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson told a large group of La Crescenta Elementary students on Thursday what it’s like to be in space, sharing everything from what type of food she ate to how she exercised in zero-gravity.
During a meeting with the Glendale Unified’s superintendent on Tuesday, several local parents said their main concern about the state’s new curriculum is the new tests students will take in April and May.
About 1,300 students packed the Alex Theatre on Wednesday morning to get a modern-day look at five of Shakespeare’s classic plays, including scenes featuring sword fights, young lovers and tragic death — as well as an opening set to a chart-topping music hit by Pitbull and Ke$ha.
Grandview Library held a week-long celebration for its 50th anniversary, culminating with a birthday bash for the library on Friday with games, storytelling and children decorating 100 cupcakes.
In honor of one of the most famous icons who has ever lived in the city, Glendale High School will change the name of its auditorium to the John Wayne Performing Arts Center, after the legendary actor who is not otherwise recognized in the city where he came of age.
New legislation introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) aims to restrict how long school districts can keep students’ social media data.
A longtime resident, retired educator and member of numerous local nonprofit boards has announced her plans to run for City Council, a move that would make her the sole woman in the race.
A Glendale High School teacher and student will travel to Normandy, France, this summer for an institute marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces on the territory’s beaches.
In keeping with its stated mission of inclusion, the Glendale Latino Assn. chose a top city official, one of its own, and a hospital for its top honors.
A new California law that took effect earlier this month expands the rights of transgender students, allowing them to participate on sports teams and use school facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to each student’s gender identity, and not necessarily the gender...
When Glendale News-Press Editor Dan Evans introduced us new columnists to his staff and each other last August, he expressed a wish for some lively exchanges of perspective between Hoover High School...
Kalman Aron was 21 when he was freed after being held in several Nazi camps for four years, still determined to live his life after losing most of his family during the Holocaust.
For the first time in its history, Cerritos Elementary is eligible to apply for the California Distinguished Schools award, a program that honors schools across the state for closing the achievement gap.
The sun shone at Glendale Community College as Art Darbinian, 19, waived to fellow students and maneuvered the tram he uses to help monitor the campus as a cadet at the school’s police department.
A Glendale Unified School District plan to increase enrollment at La Crescenta-area elementary schools to allow for the expansion of dual-language immersion programs has ignited an intense debate among foothill neighbors regarding potential changes to their communities.
Glendale Unified has hired a psychological services provider to work full-time between Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School to offer mental health support for students, thanks to a large donation to the school district.
Chris Lougheed, the new principal at Tobinworld in Glendale, didn’t have to learn much about the nonpublic school that serves children with special needs and autism.
Most Christmas seasons since I was a child, I’ve sat down to watch “Miracle on 34th Street,” one of my all-time favorite movies. To me, it’s a story about people doing the “right” things for the “wrong” reasons: acts of generosity or kindness...
Since Glendale Community College officials turned the college into a smoking-free campus last spring, turnout at the weekly nicotine anonymous meetings has been slim.
The Glendale Unified school board recently approved spending $750,000 in state funds to purchase 1,300 Google Chromebooks and other technological accessories to fill a computer gap before state standardized testing begins in the spring.
Local education officials are starting to collaborate to improve adult education in Burbank and Glendale and hope to tap into a multimillion-dollar state grant available to school districts and colleges that agree to work together toward that goal.
“Fuddles” the cat is back again in Frans Vischer’s latest book, “A Very Fuddles Christmas.”
School officials addressed parents’ concerns about Glendale Unified’s use of wireless Internet this week, vowing to continue using the technology during an impassioned meeting that had one school board member speak out against local parents’ allegations.
The Salvation Army’s Glendale Corps expected to serve 500 families on Thursday during its annual event in which parents had the opportunity to shop for their children’s Christmas toys.
Students who sometimes work for years to receive their high school equivalency credential have different stories to tell about their educational journey.
Glendale Unified’s Speak Up Survey for 2013, which looks at technological issues, is open for input until Friday. Students, parents, educators and administrators can provide the district with valuable information, as well as your viewpoints, on the state of technology in the district.
More than 4,600 students have enrolled in the first winter session that Glendale Community College is offering since it eliminated the session two years ago.
Two groups of students at Clark Magnet High School are each in the running to win $30,000 after successfully beating more than 30 other teams at high schools across the western region in an environmental studies competition.
A new memorandum of understanding between Glendale Unified and its teachers union marks the first agreement by both parties outlining how the district will handle its online classes.
Stray rays of sunlight streamed through an expanse of windows at the Maple Park Community Center, reflecting on hundreds of black and white chess pieces awaiting competition.
Eleven years ago, a student graduating from Clark Magnet High School harbored a slight interest in the military.
The former Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition looked to the future on Friday with a new name, new website and renewed focus on a mission to provide resources to parents and teens grappling with drug use in La Crescenta and surrounding communities.
Local students channeled their inner Tiger Woods on Friday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a competition to hit a hole-in-one in record time.
After initial reports of the death of actor Paul Walker and his friend, race-car driver Roger Rodas, emerged earlier this week, Crescenta Valley High assistant...
The 56th annual Hoover Tour of Homes will take place this Saturday, and will feature four local homes, including one formerly owned by a famous wrestler and another owned by a current school board member.
After securing a grant worth more than $700,000 earlier this year, the Glendale Unified school district has agreed to allot a portion of those funds to pay for animation workshops that will teach students how to make public service announcements that warn against using tobacco.
Fourteen science labs are slated to be upgraded at Crescenta Valley High School as part of an expanded renovation project that recently received additional funding from the Glendale Unified school board.
In January, 8-year-old Luke French will return to Lincoln Elementary after spending much of the past year recovering from cancer treatments that tested his strength and set him on a path toward recovery.
For those overseeing the donations to the Glendale Community College Foundation, recent gifts to the organization hint at brighter days for the organization that works to benefit the college and its students .
Police have presented prosecutors with arson charges against a 14-year-old Glendale High School student who allegedly set posters on fire with a lighter on campus, officials said.
A Sagebrush resident pressed Glendale school officials this week to allow children in the La Cañada area to attend that city’s schools.
Glendale Community College officials expressed optimism about the college’s budget this week, saying the school is projected to bring in about a million dollars more in revenue than it did during the previous school year.
The number of students dropping out of Glendale Unified high schools has declined significantly during the past four years, from 120 during the 2009-10 school year to 35 last year, according to a new report.
A girl, who former Hoover High School instructor Delvon Jackson is accused of sexually assaulting earlier this year, appeared in a...
It took him three days, but Sebouh Oshagan has lived to tell the story of how he climbed Mt. Ararat in the face of altitude sickness, an ice storm and crippling fatigue — at age 13.
About 100 students and their siblings or parents participated Saturday in the first Walk for Life, hosted by the YMCA of the Foothills.
Glendale Water & Power representatives spent most of Thursday as guest chemistry instructors at Toll Middle School, teaching eighth-graders about where the city's water comes from and how it's treated to make it safe to drink.
By the time noon came around on Saturday, Hoover High drama students and their teacher had largely stayed awake for 17 hours in the drama room on campus where they hosted their annual 24-hour improv marathon event.
The family of a former Rosemont Middle School student filed a lawsuit earlier this year against the Glendale Unified School District after the girl allegedly suffered a traumatic head injury and memory loss after falling on campus in October 2011.
Hoover High drama students are preparing this week for their annual improvisation marathon in which dozens of students will spend 24 hours performing onstage beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
La Crescenta parent Winston Story has collected more than 40 signatures from fellow parents protesting Glendale Unified’s use of Wi-Fi in classrooms, saying radio waves emitted by wireless Internet routers could pose health risks.
The first local walk of its kind designed to inspire teens to celebrate life and connect with adults who can guide them through personal challenges or thoughts of suicide will take place Saturday in La Crescenta.
Over the next three years, Clark Magnet High School students will document the debris plaguing the marine life off the California coast with help from a $99,767 grant they recently received from State Farm.
Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school’s students.
The primary language of about 58% of Glendale Unified students is one other than English, according to data released by the school district this week.
When Glendale Unified officials downsized the Japanese dual-language program at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School last month, they committed to finding another school to offer one or two additional classes in the program.