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Glendale's Hail Mary pass in the $400-million Race to the Top federal grant program has been called by the officials: Incomplete. One day after the U.S. Department of Education announced it received 371 applications for the $400 million grant program,...
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...
Glendale teachers have started a campaign to convince their union president, Tami Carlson, to sign off on a federal grant application that could bring millions of dollars to the district. Without Carlson's signature, Glendale Unified cannot apply for the...
A few blog posts ago I discussed how important it is for teachers to dress professionally on the job rather than dress for a backyard barbecue in order to garner respect for themselves as well as for their profession. I’d like to add a few...
Tags: Teaching and Learning
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...
Last Thursday I had the privilege of being a featured speaker at the New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow conference. There I was sitting in the green room next to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of the New York Times, and columnist David Brooks....
Remember the old saying, "dress for success?" Ever since Presidents have been removing their jackets and rolling up their long sleeves as a way to appear "cool," proper dressing habits haven't been the same in quite some time. Nonetheless, I feel it's...
Tags: Teaching and Learning
My throat is throbbing and sore. My feet are achy. I’m basically a walking zombie. Why do I feel this way? Monday was the first day of the school year. This is my 24th year of teaching. And every opening day I have to brace myself for the...
Tags: Students, Teaching and Learning
I enjoy going to Starbucks and amidst the chatter of coffee drinkers and the grind of the cappuccino machine I manage to delve into a myriad of writing projects. I also hear the laments of the customers as they wait for their morning brew. I gather from...
Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta is dotted with signs advertising SAT prep classes and other tutoring services, much of it geared toward the community’s sizable Korean population. Still, academic extras that provide a number of students a leg up...
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...
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