November 20, 2004
Rima Shah State Sen. Jack Scott was instrumental in making sure that California's community college students could transfer their classes to all Cal State schools. Now he wants to do the same thing for the University of California. On Thursday, he gained a lot more clout to accomplish that, when he was appointed chairman of the senate's Education Committee. Fresh off his reelection, Scott has other priorities as the committee's chairman. "I have been an educator all my life," said Scott about his focus on education.
July 25, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Mary Poplin feels that religion, if given more of a chance, could improve public school curriculum, as well as higher education. Poplin is one of 10 speakers making presentations this week at the Christian Educators Assn.'s 34th annual convention and 50th anniversary at the Hilton Glendale. Poplin, the dean of the school of education at Claremont Graduate University, spoke Thursday at the convention and will speak again at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
February 20, 2009
The mother of the eight babies born recently has been under fire for her decision to have additional children on top of the six she already has. This, combined with her current unstable financial situation, has raised serious ethical questions. What do you believe are the moral and ethical implications of her actions? And from your faith’s point of view, what covenant, if any, could she have violated? Although I have heard many opinions about this situation, I return to Jesus’ words, “Judge not lest ye be judged.
January 8, 2010
GLENDALE — Local education administrators on Friday reacted warily to initial budget proposals from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. School districts would collectively lose $2.4 billion under the plan, but higher education would see a boost of $225 million that Schwarzenegger said would hopefully offset future fee hikes. “At least at the higher-education level, you can raise fees,” Glendale Unified School District Supt. Michael Escalante said. “At the K through 12 level, we can’t charge anybody for anything.
October 13, 2006
Enrollment in my advanced- placement classes in the last few years seems to be mirroring a trend in higher education, namely that girls are outnumbering the boys in the higher realms of academic achievement. Out of the 140 advanced-placement students I have this year, 85 are girls. That matches up with universities across the country that have, for the first time ever, enrolled more females than males. What's going on here? I know that some might find a reason to be alarmed by that, dare I repeat, trend, but I find it all very interesting.
November 11, 2009
As the first lay president of Mount St. Mary?s College, Jacqueline Powers Doud promotes the idea that everyone has the ability to receive an excellent education if they want it badly enough. She thinks even those individuals with low income can come up with different ways to pay for college if they do their research and apply for scholarships. Once students get to Mount St. Mary?s, she wants the college to provide them with the best education possible, she said. ?I?ve been in the education field my whole life,?
September 25, 2001
A recent Glendale News-Press article was devoted to Glendale College's need for a bond measure in order to adequately serve the needs of students in Glendale and surrounding areas. The article asked the question, "Should the taxpayers foot the bill for a parking structure at GCC? Why or why not?" The answer to that question is indubitably that taxpayers should foot the bill for all necessary expenditures at community colleges, including parking. Let me address parking first, though it is just one need.
September 1, 2006
The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is a community-based organization encompassing the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, with member volunteers from one of the 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Their charter is to support today's young women in their pursuit of higher education. They raise money annually through a benefit luncheon each spring to provide scholarships for area high school girls going to a four-year college or university, as well as to eligible college undergraduates who are members in good standing of one of the 26 NPC sororities.
April 3, 2004
Robert Chacon The planets were in perfect alignment for a program at Jet Propulsion Laboratory that allowed students from Glendale Community College to work alongside world-renowned scientists for a semester. While the number of projects -- some involving space exploration, the climate and robotics -- added to the amount of data JPL scientists had to study, GCC was close to opening its new science center. Officials from both campuses thought they could be of mutual help.
November 10, 2005
NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Making the leap from high school to college can be daunting for any student. For special education students and their parents, the transition can be even more complex. More than 100 students and family members gathered at Glendale Community College Wednesday to discuss the challenges that face students with disabilities and the tough decisions that their families will have to make about their education. "There's an awful lot to consider," said Ellen Oppenberg, coordinator for the Glendale Community College Instruction Assistance Center.