| Feb 26, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Glendale Community College may see its budget shrink an additional $1.9 million this year — its share of an unexpected $149-million cut to the California community college system announced this week.
It would follow on the heels of $5.7-million in...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Under the tutelage of her journalism teacher, Alice Engh spent two years laboring over the Crescenta Valley High School student newspaper, assigning stories and hitting deadlines.
“She taught me to be not just a good editor and a good writer,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Less than one month on the job and Glendale Community College interim President Jim Riggs is seeing his pay check shrink.
He has plenty of company.
The board of trustees on Wednesday approved 5% salary reductions for managers — including Riggs...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Unable to reach an agreement last month to eliminate or defer five teacher furlough days scheduled for the 2012-13 school year, Glendale Unified and union officials are now negotiating to schedule them into the district calendar.
But even agreeing on...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:04 PM
After months of negotiations over the fate of five unpaid teacher furlough days, union leaders have agreed to push them off for one school year.
Glendale Unified officials had proposed scheduling the furlough days into the school year by tagging them...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Burbank and Glendale teachers this week created three-year plans for incorporating the arts in the classroom as part of a highly competitive process in which they were awarded a total $30,000 each.
Of the 44 school districts that applied for the...
| Apr 15, 2012
Maura Large trains students at Eliot Middle School in Altadena in the language of dictionaries, encyclopedias and almanacs.
They might soon be able to find her title — credentialed teacher librarian — listed under “extinct species.&...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:28 PM
As students seek greater flexibility with schedules and opportunities for grade improvement, K-12 school districts are wading deeper into a world of online learning once reserved for college courses.
In January, Burbank Unified launched an online-based...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:16 PM
The president of the California Teachers Assn. visited Dunsmore Elementary School on Tuesday to read to a group of second-grade students as part of Read Across America, a national literacy effort.
Dean Vogel started his education career as an elementary...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Burbank Unified teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki was named today as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year. She was picked from among more than 3 million educators.
Raised in Napa by two educators, Mieliwocki has spent nine years of her 13-year career with...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Glendale can now call itself home to the top educator in the country.
Long-time Glendale resident and Burbank Unified teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki was named Monday as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, capping an extraordinary seven months during...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Flanked by her family and colleagues, President Obama today called Burbank Unified teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki -- the 2012 national Teacher of the Year -- “the definition of ‘above and beyond.’”
Mieliwocki, a Glendale resident...