Education

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.

Glendale, La Cañada school districts to resume Sagebrush transfer talks

Glendale and La Cañada school officials are slated to return to the bargaining table after a months-long pause in a renewed effort to negotiate an agreement over the disputed Sagebrush territory.

St. Monica Academy to move into new Montrose facility

St. Monica Academy to move into new Montrose facility

Nearly 250 students of St. Monica Academy will move into the classrooms formerly occupied by students of Holy Redeemer School in Montrose, after a years-long search by St. Monica officials for a new facility.

Glendale student orchestra preparing for its debut

Glendale student orchestra preparing for its debut

For most of the 20 children who are slated to perform before hundreds of people Friday night, it was only four months ago when they picked up a musical instrument for the first time.

Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

As Glendale Community College officials gear up for a new academic year in the fall, they are hoping for a boost in enrollment after figures for the past academic year were relatively flat.

Glendale Community College board settles on map with five voting districts

Glendale Community College board settles on map with five voting districts

Beginning in April 2017, the trustees of the Glendale Community College board are expected to be elected from five separate districts within Glendale, according to a plan the board agreed to adopt earlier this month.

Free lunches to be offered to young Glendale library visitors

Free lunches to be offered to young Glendale library visitors

City and school officials are offering free lunches to children who visit the Glendale Central Library this summer.

Glendale Unified hires Realtor to examine potential property swap

Glendale school officials agreed to hire a Realtor for a potential property exchange, a few months after Burbank-based development firm, Chandler, Pratt & Partners expressed interest in the district’s headquarters and surrounding property.

Glendale school board sticks with search firm

The Glendale school board agreed to stay with the search firm it hired earlier this month after momentarily reconsidering and hearing proposals again from three firms for a second time Wednesday night.

New principal named for Tobinworld's school of autism

New principal named for Tobinworld's school of autism

Fourteen years ago, when Ray Hairapatian was in his early 20s, he was working as a teaching assistant at Tobinworld school in Glendale helping developmentally disabled and autistic students when he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his career as an educator.

Glenoaks Elementary students, parents rally to keep principal

Glenoaks Elementary students, parents rally to keep principal

Parents and students attending Glenoaks Elementary marched in front of the school Monday afternoon to rally against the school’s principal, Kristine Siegal, taking an assignment to oversee Mark Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Magnet for the next school year.

Local students raise nearly $50K for American Heart Assn.

During the past academic year, students enrolled in the majority of Glendale’s 30 schools combined their efforts to raise $46,000 for the American Heart Assn.

Former Glendale Unified administrator hired as interim superintendent

Former Glendale Unified administrator hired as interim superintendent

Donald Empey, a former longtime Glendale Unified administrator, will fill in as the district’s interim superintendent as school officials launch a search for their next full-time leader, who is expected to take the district’s reins by October.

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Learning Matters: Suggestions on finding Glendale district's next superintendent

Learning Matters: Suggestions on finding Glendale district's next superintendent

As followers of local education news probably know, the...

The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

One of the most asked questions I get as a teacher is why does school start so early in August instead of September.

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