| 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...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:35 AM
The photograph depicting two naked women kissing emanated from the student’s cellphone screen, visible to everyone in the classroom. Glendale High School math teacher Taline Arsenian confiscated the device, placing it in a locked drawer.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:40 AM
The Glendale Community College Board of Trustees has named a veteran college administrator with a background in music as interim president, closing out a monthlong search for a temporary steward that at its peak included 22 candidates.
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:28 PM
A grim financial forecast at Glendale Community College is cracking relations between some constituent groups on campus.
Based on the California state budget passed last week, the college is facing a midyear cut of $4.6 million if Gov. Jerry Brown&...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 1:19 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:04 PM
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....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:46 PM
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.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:00 PM
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...
| 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...