A silent film set to the music of composer of George Gershwin that details a teenager's attempts to win the heart of his dream girl and another film that follows an introverted teenager as he recounts his life to the toy robot he's repairing recently won honors at a local film festival.
Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan is making the rounds to three elementary schools that could be affected if the Sagebrush area of La Cañada is transferred to that city's school district.
Attorneys representing the family of the 15-year-old boy who killed himself at Crescenta Valley High said in court Tuesday that settlement talks broke down after Glendale...
Thousands of students returned to Glendale Community College on Monday, the first day of the fall semester that saw plenty of incoming freshmen getting acquainted on campus, which is nestled in Glendale's hills.
A judge is set to consider next week whether to dismiss a case brought against the Glendale Unified School District by the family of a Crescenta Valley High School student who killed himself on campus in 2012.
Glendale school officials recently made room for more nurses to join the staff as they move to address students' health concerns and slowly recover from past budget cuts.
Some friends have asked about my intentions for next April's election. As I've told them, I'm not seeking another term on the Board of Education. And I don't plan to submit my name for the interim appointment to the seat being vacated by my good friend Mary Boger, though I pondered the possibility...
Glendale Community College officials hope to increase the number of full-time equivalent students by nearly 1.5% this academic year, and they are also concerned about the impending end of Proposition 30, which saved the college from making drastic budget cuts two years ago.
With classes into their second week, PTAs are gearing up for activities.
Glendale is looking to spruce up well-known areas with original works by area artists starting this fall.
Thousands of students will return to Glendale Community College next week when the fall semester begins on Monday.
When it first hired Geo Listening in late 2012 to monitor the public social-media postings of students for signs of, among others, depression or suicide, Glendale school officials were less than transparent. In fact, they were opaque, failing to acknowledge it publicly in any manner.
Glendale High Principal Monica Makiewicz agreed on Friday to have a bucket of ice water poured over her head as part of a trend that has recently swept the country to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
New data shows that a majority of students in Glendale Unified — 66% — speak a primary language other than English.
Roosevelt Middle School debuted an extra period this week, a move educators say will give students more time to take electives or receive targeted intervention in math or English.
Parents and students weighed in Thursday on a recent decision by Glendale school officials to continue monitoring students' public social media posts this school year.
When Mary Boger adjourned the school board meeting Tuesday, she closed the chapter of her 12 years of service as a board member and many more years as a volunteer with...
County teens took "reading from a chair" to a new level this summer with an exhibit at the La Crescenta Library this week.
About 26,000 students returned to Glendale public schools on Monday with the start of the new school year.
When school resumes in Glendale Unified on Monday, five of the district's roughly 30 schools will have new principals.
As the Montrose Film Festival gears up for its fifth year later this month, the popular event is looking to showcase the works of area students.
Lisette Jones, 14, remembers who piqued her interest in robots — her next-door neighbor, a teenager, who was on a high school robotics team.
Photography consumed Mike Legel. He focused his work on portraits and live concerts. But a fire, more than 30 years ago, destroyed his equipment and every photograph to his name.
Students at Glendale Community College met a major milestone this week when they unveiled a robotic arm and 3-D printer they spent months designing and building.
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.