| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:50 AM
As Glendale Unified prepares to use computers to test students on the new Common Core State Standards this coming spring, school officials are planning to sample three different computers for select students and teachers to use this month in order to gain...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also holds...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:58 AM
I know what many of you expect me to address this week, the recent headline-grabbing story about a teacher at Hoover accused of sexually assaulting a student. After all, I work there and that teacher was a colleague of mine.
However, I'd like to dial...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
My husband and I have been lucky, particularly as parents. As I look toward Thanksgiving, I'm mindful of the good fortune and help we've had along the way, starting with the Realtors who helped us find our house in 1981.
It was Mary Ann Plumley —...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The phrase "achievement gap" often refers to the test-score discrepancies between white students and non-white students in public schools. However, the more alarming achievement gap is between high school work and college work.
Plenty of students...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:18 AM
As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects.
Lauren Wayne, who said she has known...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Artists and art students from around Greater Los Angeles remembered art teacher Joseph Gatto, who was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home, as a great educator and promoter of the arts.
Artist Robert Vargas, who did the mural in downtown L.A....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Educators are caught in a circular conundrum. Students are stressed, and their parents, grandparents, mental health professionals and educators themselves all worry about the effects of that stress on student health, well-being, and, yes, on academic...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Now that Glendale students and teachers have experienced the entire week of Thanksgiving off for the first time like their La Cañada brethren, I can officially call such an action a turkey (pun intended).
From a selfish standpoint, having a week off of...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:01 PM
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.
Glendale Unified currently offers online courses in government and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:42 PM
"Signature" — a word that appears on legal forms and credit card transactions.
Yet very soon that word may have to be redefined.
I'm noticing more and more of my high school students do not understand what a signature is, not knowing the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:25 AM
The start of school is a time when districts have their teachers begin work a couple of days before students arrive with the purpose of getting everyone focused on teaching at their full potential.
It’s a time when superintendents bring in...