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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 7, 2013
The primary language of about 58% of Glendale Unified students is one other than English, according to data released by the school district this week. Of the roughly 60 primary languages that Glendale students speak besides English, the top three were Armenian, Spanish and Korean. According to data collected this past spring, 23% or 5,921 of Glendale's 26,089 students, are English-language learners, or students who are not proficient in English according to test scores and assessments.
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By Anthony Kim | June 27, 2007
GLENDALE — A survey of the languages spoken in the Glendale Unified School District shows that the number of students who do not speak English as a primary language has declined from last year's numbers. Board of Education members reviewed the spring 2007 Language Census Report on Tuesday. The report highlights statistics, test scores and improvements of students in the district who do not speak English as their primary language. Data on students who are fluent or have limited proficiency are also displayed in the report.
NEWS
October 8, 2003
Gary Moskowitz School district officials this month will use television to get out the message about next year's anticipated budget cuts and the English Language Learners program. Supt. Jim Brown, who anticipates a $6-million to $8-million budget deficit next school year, will host three budget briefings this month to tell the community about the budget situation and ask residents for suggestions about what schools should keep or cut. Brown's Oct. 15 budget briefing, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Glendale High School, will be televised on Charter Communications Channel 15. Glendale High is at 1440 E. Broadway.
NEWS
June 25, 2007
LANGUAGE CENSUS REPORT The board will review the spring 2007 language census report in the school district. WHAT TO EXPECT The report will be presented by Joanna Junge, director of special projects and intercultural education, and Carolyn Skolnik, teacher specialist at the Welcome Center. The report highlights data on students who are learning English as a second language, students who are in English learning classes as well as English-proficient students. The total number of English language learners in the district for the 2006-07 school year was 6,650 students, which is 24.24% of the students in the district — down from last school year's 7,138 students.
NEWS
May 20, 2004
CALENDAR FINALIZED WHAT HAPPENED The school district governing board approved the 2004-05 school calendar. WHAT IT MEANS Students will begin school Aug. 30 and end the year June 16, 2005. The Thanksgiving break will be a week, beginning Nov. 22. Winter break will begin Dec. 20 and end Jan. 3. Spring break will be the first week of April 2005. VOTE The board voted 5-0 to approve the calendar. ENGLISH SKILLS FUNDING WHAT HAPPENED The board approved an agreement to team up with the Glendale Unified School District in order to receive federal funds for English-language learners.
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By Max Zimbert | December 12, 2009
GLENDALE — Franklin Elementary School was named Thursday as one of 35 California nominees for a national honor, the state Department of Education announced. Franklin is the only school in the Glendale Unified School District to be nominated for the 2010 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes underprivileged students for outstanding academic achievement. “It’s a wonderful honor to be considered for this,” Franklin Principal Stephen Williams said.
NEWS
September 17, 2010
The latest round of federal data released this week sent five Glendale Unified schools into the purgatory that is "Program Improvement" after English language learners failed to meet certain testing benchmarks. On the face of it, the designation seems dubious, since Program Improvement is reserved for schools that fail to meet escalating test score benchmarks in consecutive years. But it's not as if Roosevelt and Toll middle schools and Hoover and Glendale high schools' scores went backward; in fact, they made significant improvements — just not by enough.
NEWS
April 28, 2005
LIBRARY BOOKS The City Council approved the transfer of $150,000 from the Library Division's salary account to its book account. The amount will be a surplus at the end of the fiscal year because of the number of unfilled positions. WHAT IT MEANS The money will be used to buy books in foreign languages and for English language learners. It will also be used to buy books and materials for the library's teen center, which helps at-risk students.
THE818NOW
February 4, 2012
Acting isn't just about reciting lines from a script, even if the script is by William Shakespeare. The eighth-grade students of John Muir Middle School in Burbank learned that lesson on Jan. 27 during the school's 11th annual “Shrew Day.” Students immersed themselves in Elizabethan England, with lessons on fencing, juggling, dancing, singing, acting and other crucial talents in workshops taught by visiting artists from Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum....
NEWS
July 18, 2005
Darleene Barrientos A steep decline in the Glendale Unified School District's English language learning enrollment will mean less money from state and federal sources for those students. The district has been losing between 500 and 600 students a year, but the number of English language learners has dropped by 963, from 8,890 last year to 7,927 students as of March, according to the district's language census report. The report will be presented to the district's board of education at its meeting Tuesday.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 7, 2013
The primary language of about 58% of Glendale Unified students is one other than English, according to data released by the school district this week. Of the roughly 60 primary languages that Glendale students speak besides English, the top three were Armenian, Spanish and Korean. According to data collected this past spring, 23% or 5,921 of Glendale's 26,089 students, are English-language learners, or students who are not proficient in English according to test scores and assessments.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 22, 2012
Glendale Unified posted strong results among sophomores who took the state high school exit exam this past school year, according to the latest figures released Wednesday. For 2011-12, 93% of sophomores who took high school exit exams passed the mathematics portion, while 90% passed the English exam. The scores - released Wednesday by the California Department of Education - represented a 1% improvement in the math category over the year prior. “It's up a little bit, which is always good,” said Assistant Glendale Unified Supt.
THE818NOW
February 4, 2012
Acting isn't just about reciting lines from a script, even if the script is by William Shakespeare. The eighth-grade students of John Muir Middle School in Burbank learned that lesson on Jan. 27 during the school's 11th annual “Shrew Day.” Students immersed themselves in Elizabethan England, with lessons on fencing, juggling, dancing, singing, acting and other crucial talents in workshops taught by visiting artists from Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum....
NEWS
September 17, 2010
The latest round of federal data released this week sent five Glendale Unified schools into the purgatory that is "Program Improvement" after English language learners failed to meet certain testing benchmarks. On the face of it, the designation seems dubious, since Program Improvement is reserved for schools that fail to meet escalating test score benchmarks in consecutive years. But it's not as if Roosevelt and Toll middle schools and Hoover and Glendale high schools' scores went backward; in fact, they made significant improvements — just not by enough.
FEATURES
May 17, 2010
Our children are in trouble: 95% of public school funds come from the state, and California has not been making good on its payments; 105 teachers in our district have received layoff notices. The district voted to cut K-3 class-size reduction, which means our youngest students could be faced with a 30 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio next year. Although many argue that classes once had 30 students, it’s unfair to compare the standards of yesteryear to the classrooms and curriculum of today.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | December 12, 2009
GLENDALE — Franklin Elementary School was named Thursday as one of 35 California nominees for a national honor, the state Department of Education announced. Franklin is the only school in the Glendale Unified School District to be nominated for the 2010 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes underprivileged students for outstanding academic achievement. “It’s a wonderful honor to be considered for this,” Franklin Principal Stephen Williams said.
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By Max Zimbert | November 19, 2009
GLENDALE — The Glendale Unified School District Board of Education this week moved one step closer to finalizing consequences for 130 teachers who lack a state teaching credential. Teachers who have not obtained the Crosscultural Language and Academic Development credential, or who have not demonstrated an effort to obtain their CLAD, risk being removed from classrooms after June. If teachers who need certification do nothing, they could face possible termination before the start of the 2011-12 school year.
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By Anthony Kim | June 27, 2007
GLENDALE — A survey of the languages spoken in the Glendale Unified School District shows that the number of students who do not speak English as a primary language has declined from last year's numbers. Board of Education members reviewed the spring 2007 Language Census Report on Tuesday. The report highlights statistics, test scores and improvements of students in the district who do not speak English as their primary language. Data on students who are fluent or have limited proficiency are also displayed in the report.
NEWS
June 25, 2007
LANGUAGE CENSUS REPORT The board will review the spring 2007 language census report in the school district. WHAT TO EXPECT The report will be presented by Joanna Junge, director of special projects and intercultural education, and Carolyn Skolnik, teacher specialist at the Welcome Center. The report highlights data on students who are learning English as a second language, students who are in English learning classes as well as English-proficient students. The total number of English language learners in the district for the 2006-07 school year was 6,650 students, which is 24.24% of the students in the district — down from last school year's 7,138 students.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | February 23, 2007
Glendale Unified School District has opened AdvancedPath Academy, a school that will provide a path to a high school diploma for those students who want to graduate but are either short of credits for one reason or another or have not passed the California High School Exit Examination [CASHEE]. "This school is aimed at a [variety] of kids," said Dr. Greg Franklin, superintendent of secondary schools. The academy's goal is to offer an alternative educational program like Options For Youth, an independent study school.
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