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Glendale Unified school board candidates are a very polite bunch. I am convinced, in fact, that our local education race might be the last bastion of civilized discourse in American politics. Two months of campaigning has seen a string of cordial forums...
As a retired GUSD teacher, I am disheartened by Tami Carlson's attitude in the Oct. 24 article, “Race to the Top for Glendale still up in the air.” We should seize this opportunity to showcase our schools and potentially earn much needed...
The Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday authorized the district to move forward with the federal Race to the Top grant application that could bring $40 million to the district, but with just days left until the Oct. 30 deadline, an agreement has...
With less than two weeks remaining until Glendale Unified officials must submit an application for a federal grant that could net up to $40 million, they have yet to reach an agreement with the teachers union over a provision that would require student...
Glendale Unified improved its overall score on the all-important Academic Performance Index that measures student achievement, according to state data released Wednesday. The overall score improved by eight points from last year's 850 mark to 858, well...
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In its front page story (“Teachers battle union leader,” Oct. 6,), the Glendale News-Press suggests that a large-scale battle among the approximately 1,200 Glendale Unified teachers is brewing over the Glendale Teachers Union’s president...
As part of Glendale Unified's quest for millions in federal Race to the Top funds, district officials are in union negotiations over a big string attached to the money: using standardized student test scores to evaluate teachers. Much is as at stake...
Getting lost during the national attention on the recent Chicago Teachers strike was that administrators in the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to have student achievement be part of their job evaluation, an unprecedented arrangement. What...
Glendale Unified posted strong results among sophomores who took the state high school exit exam this past school year, according to the latest figures released Wednesday. For 2011-12, 93% of sophomores who took high school exit exams passed the...
Three years ago, Angela Sanchez was living in a homeless shelter with her father, laboring over classwork and college applications while trying to keep her circumstances secret from teachers at Hoover High School. On Monday, Sanchez, now 20 and studying...
That Clark Magnet High School stands to earn its second National Blue Ribbon designation is a testament to that model of delivering education to a diverse student population. The math-and-science-focused campus was one of just 35 schools in California to...
Since Drew Ferraro’s heartbreaking death at Crescenta Valley High School, a deep shock of sadness has settled silently over our entire community. It is a time to cry, and a time to ask “why.” Why would Drew and thousands of other...
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