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By Brian Crosby and By Brian Crosby | November 8, 2013
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 excel at the high-school level, enrolling in advanced placement classes and maintaining 4.0 GPAs. Yet something happens when they go to a four-year university where nearly one-third of college freshmen end up taking remedial English and math classes.
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By Anthony Kim | August 24, 2007
GLENDALE — Candid, difficult and awkward conversations on race and ethnicity are in store for education officials statewide in the coming school year, said State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. California High School Exit Examination results released Thursday showed overall improvement in Glendale schools, but an ongoing achievement gap remains, prompting the state’s superintendent to urge educators to find ways to close it. “It’s been a concern for quite some time,” O’Connell said about the disparity in results among student groups.
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March 29, 2012
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School was one of hundreds of schools statewide Thursday to be named 2012 California Distinguished Schools. Balboa, Monte Vista and Mountain Avenue elementary schools in Glendale and Don Benito Fundamental School in Pasadena also made the list of 387 schools. “The schools we are recognizing today demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators and school employees to provide a world-class education to every students, in spite of the financial hardship facing our state and our schools,” state Supt.
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By Vince Lovato and Ani Amirkhanian | August 16, 2006
GLENDALE — State Department of Education Supt. Jack O'Connell praised Glendale schools Tuesday for improving the standardized test scores of Latino students more than similar districts in the rest of the state. O'Connell gave advice and high-fives to high-scoring Columbus Elementary School students after a press conference on campus Tuesday. Standardized Testing and Reporting scores across the state edged up for the fourth straight year, but O'Connell lamented the substantially lower percentage of Latino students who met test goals when compared to Caucasian students.
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February 24, 2011
Todd Hunt Age: 47 Occupation: senior vice president for a software development company www.toddhunt4gusd.com A 44-year resident of Glendale, Hunt attended Keppel Elementary, Toll Middle and Hoover High schools before graduating from UC Irvine. His four children have attended Balboa and Fremont elementary schools, Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School. He served on the Measure K Bond Committee and the superintendent’s advisory committee. Why are you running for school board?
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February 24, 2011
Mary Boger Age: 65 Occupation: Glendale Unified school board member Boger was first appointed to the Glendale Unified school board in 2002, winning election to the seat in 2003 and 2007. She graduated from Toll Middle School and Hoover High School, as well as Glendale Community College. Boger’s children also attended Glendale Unified schools. Why are you seeking re-election? I am seeking re-election to the school board to continue the work I have done over my past two terms.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 1, 2009
Dunsmore Elementary School Principal Mary La Masa will be leaving as principal at the end of the year and taking a new role as administrator at the Glendale district. ?It?s a good thing,? La Masa said. She became principal six years ago and said it will be difficult to say goodbye to her students but that she will not be going far. ?I will miss the kids the most,? she said. ?I love the teachers, staff and parents but its all about these kids.? She told her staff of her departure earlier in the week and sent a letter to parents on Thursday.
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March 6, 2002
Gary Moskowitz SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Improvement at Horace Mann Elementary School has not been easy, but efforts from teachers, staff and students have paid off. Mann was featured in the fall in a video called "Closing the Gap: Meeting the Achievement Gap in California" for its efforts in improving reading and reading comprehension among its students. Clips from the video were shown at Tuesday's school board meeting. Screenings on KLCS in Los Angeles took place in October and multiple screenings took place at school districts across the state since the video's completion in September.
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By Angela Hokanson | September 22, 2007
Two local teachers, one from the Glendale school district and one from Burbank, were honored Friday as two of the top educators in Los Angeles County. Mark Ouweleen, a sixth-grade teacher at Columbus Elementary School in Glendale, and Christine DeMore, a vocal music teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank, were chosen along with 14 other teachers as the 2007-08 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year. The 16 teachers will go on to compete in the state Teacher of the Year competition this fall.
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By Brian Crosby and By Brian Crosby | November 8, 2013
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 excel at the high-school level, enrolling in advanced placement classes and maintaining 4.0 GPAs. Yet something happens when they go to a four-year university where nearly one-third of college freshmen end up taking remedial English and math classes.
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NEWS
March 29, 2012
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School was one of hundreds of schools statewide Thursday to be named 2012 California Distinguished Schools. Balboa, Monte Vista and Mountain Avenue elementary schools in Glendale and Don Benito Fundamental School in Pasadena also made the list of 387 schools. “The schools we are recognizing today demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators and school employees to provide a world-class education to every students, in spite of the financial hardship facing our state and our schools,” state Supt.
NEWS
February 24, 2011
Todd Hunt Age: 47 Occupation: senior vice president for a software development company www.toddhunt4gusd.com A 44-year resident of Glendale, Hunt attended Keppel Elementary, Toll Middle and Hoover High schools before graduating from UC Irvine. His four children have attended Balboa and Fremont elementary schools, Rosemont Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School. He served on the Measure K Bond Committee and the superintendent’s advisory committee. Why are you running for school board?
NEWS
February 24, 2011
Mary Boger Age: 65 Occupation: Glendale Unified school board member Boger was first appointed to the Glendale Unified school board in 2002, winning election to the seat in 2003 and 2007. She graduated from Toll Middle School and Hoover High School, as well as Glendale Community College. Boger’s children also attended Glendale Unified schools. Why are you seeking re-election? I am seeking re-election to the school board to continue the work I have done over my past two terms.
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By Mary O’Keefe | May 1, 2009
Dunsmore Elementary School Principal Mary La Masa will be leaving as principal at the end of the year and taking a new role as administrator at the Glendale district. ?It?s a good thing,? La Masa said. She became principal six years ago and said it will be difficult to say goodbye to her students but that she will not be going far. ?I will miss the kids the most,? she said. ?I love the teachers, staff and parents but its all about these kids.? She told her staff of her departure earlier in the week and sent a letter to parents on Thursday.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | September 22, 2007
Two local teachers, one from the Glendale school district and one from Burbank, were honored Friday as two of the top educators in Los Angeles County. Mark Ouweleen, a sixth-grade teacher at Columbus Elementary School in Glendale, and Christine DeMore, a vocal music teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank, were chosen along with 14 other teachers as the 2007-08 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year. The 16 teachers will go on to compete in the state Teacher of the Year competition this fall.
NEWS
September 1, 2007
It’s time for those school bells to ring again at local campuses. Thousands of students in Glendale, Burbank and the foothills headed back to school. And that means it is time to wish students, teachers and administrators good luck for a productive year and welcome them back from what hopefully was a great summer break. It is a new beginning — a time for making new friends, discovering new subjects and discovering one’s self. In essence, these days begin a process that enriches and prepares young lives for the future.
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By Anthony Kim | August 24, 2007
GLENDALE — Candid, difficult and awkward conversations on race and ethnicity are in store for education officials statewide in the coming school year, said State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. California High School Exit Examination results released Thursday showed overall improvement in Glendale schools, but an ongoing achievement gap remains, prompting the state’s superintendent to urge educators to find ways to close it. “It’s been a concern for quite some time,” O’Connell said about the disparity in results among student groups.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato and Ani Amirkhanian | August 16, 2006
GLENDALE — State Department of Education Supt. Jack O'Connell praised Glendale schools Tuesday for improving the standardized test scores of Latino students more than similar districts in the rest of the state. O'Connell gave advice and high-fives to high-scoring Columbus Elementary School students after a press conference on campus Tuesday. Standardized Testing and Reporting scores across the state edged up for the fourth straight year, but O'Connell lamented the substantially lower percentage of Latino students who met test goals when compared to Caucasian students.
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