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March 28, 2014
Retired Los Angeles building inspector Samuel In received a sentence of 2-1/2 years in jail for accepting bribes in the amount of $30,000. Reports are that he has made partial restitution and humbly apologized for shaming his family and himself. Former Glendale City Councilman John Drayman was indicted on the counts of forgery, money laundering, and falsifying tax returns in the amount of $300,000 or perhaps more. If equal justice is applied - let's see - 10 times 2-1/2 years equals 25 years.
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By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 15, 2011
Glendale and Burbank schools continue to make modest test score gains in core subjects, according to data released Monday by the California Department of Education . In Glendale, 69% of students tested at or above proficiency on the English-language arts portion of the California Standards Test, administered each spring to assess the progress of students grades two through eight. In math, 65% of students met or exceeded grade-level expectations. The rates topped those from 2010, which were 66% and 63% in English language arts and math, respectively.
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August 22, 2002
Gary Moskowitz A districtwide push the past few years to make Glendale students more successful in mathematics appears to have born fruit, especially in the middle schools, Glendale Unified's 2002 standardized test results suggest. Based on the most recent results of the Stanford 9 Achievement Test, nearly all of Glendale's elementary, middle and comprehensive high schools scored above the 50th percentile on the math portion of the test. SAT 9 scores in reading, spelling and language were less impressive.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 16, 2007
You take a mathematician, cross him with a magician and what do you get? A mathemagician of course. Students at Fremont Elementary School learned that math can really be magic when mathemagician Arthur Benjamin visited them on Nov. 9. “I love math. I love magic,” Benjamin told the crowd of students. He started wowing the audience first with a magic trick. “I will do a card trick that has never been seen before,” he proclaimed. “Because the cards are invisible.
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 7, 2006
A display in front of a Rosemont Middle School classroom reads, "Graphing a linear inequality. Graph the inequality as if it were an equation. y=mx+b." Students listen intently as teacher Kimberly Goffredo reviews last Friday's homework. At first glance this may look like an average math class, but a closer look reveals a surprising difference — none of these students are bored or daydreaming. In fact, many of them are actually smiling. This is Rosemont's Introduction to Algebra summer class for new seventh graders.
NEWS
October 2, 2002
Glendale Community College Math Professor Pete Witt is the 2002 recipient of the college's Dr. William L. Parker Exceptional Service Award. Witt was honored as the 10th recipient of the award at a faculty meeting and reception Tuesday. Witt was chosen by the college Academic Senate based on long-term service to GCC. Criteria include multiple service areas such as academic, professional and community, recognition by faculty, staff, students and administration.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | December 25, 2007
Sixth-grader Vanessa Garcia and her classmates at Lincoln Elementary School were excited about the opportunity to teach their peers about fractions. All it took was some planning for an appearance on the Internet. Vanessa’s team — “The Fractionaters” — worked on a podcast that would help students learn how to multiply fractions with the click of a mouse. “We hope it will help them learn how to do it in a fun way,” the 11-year-old said.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 25, 2008
On July 9, the state Board of Education voted to implement a proposal to require all eighth grade students in California public schools to be assessed in algebra 1. The proposal was initially made by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a letter to Theodore Mitchell, the president of the state Board of Education, the governor promoted the requirement by stating, “the state board must choose whether we align the eighth grade mathematics test with our high expectations or perpetuate a two-track system: one for high achievers and one for those of whom we expect less.
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March 28, 2014
Retired Los Angeles building inspector Samuel In received a sentence of 2-1/2 years in jail for accepting bribes in the amount of $30,000. Reports are that he has made partial restitution and humbly apologized for shaming his family and himself. Former Glendale City Councilman John Drayman was indicted on the counts of forgery, money laundering, and falsifying tax returns in the amount of $300,000 or perhaps more. If equal justice is applied - let's see - 10 times 2-1/2 years equals 25 years.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 20, 2014
The creator of the next Instagram, Snapchat or Spotify could be from Burbank or Glendale as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) launches a first-ever congressional challenge for students to create software applications that demonstrate students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Across the country, high school students are being challenged by their congressional representatives to create apps for computers, tablets and mobile devices through April. “For years, many of us have been pushing to have a congressional-approved science competition,” Schiff said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 19, 2013
A model for teaching math that Glendale Unified began to pilot two years ago will expand to four more schools this year after students showed significant gains on standardized exams. Pioneered by an immigrant teacher who once struggled with math as a student, the curriculum of so-called Swun math has been adopted by other districts, including Garden Grove and Long Beach, which have also seen their student test scores rise. District officials will now be rolling the program out at Balboa, Marshall, Muir and Glenoaks elementary schools this year, but there are plans to expand it to include every elementary school.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 9, 2013
The Glendale Unified School District is going after a grant of almost $3 million to boost its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. The federal grant became available this spring as most states prepare to adopt new federal standards that further emphasize the programs, commonly known as STEM. Worth $2.99 million, the five-year grant would benefit Clark Magnet High School as well as Roosevelt, Rosemont, Toll and Wilson middle schools. As Glendale school officials wait for federal approval to turn in the grant's full application, they have submitted a seven-page pre-application and started considering how millions of dollars could benefit Glendale schools.
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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.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 23, 2012
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 in school aren't financially possible for some families and culturally foreign to others. Now, a group of high-performing, high school volunteers are working to even the playing field, providing a free math tutoring program that is attracting dozens of students to New Song Church on La Crescenta Avenue each Friday afternoon.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | January 13, 2012
Last year, 9-year-old Shant Armenian wrote a letter to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) asking the congressman to invite an astronaut to his school. Schiff often receives letters from students, but this one was different, he said. “Shant wrote me a wonderful, moving letter,” he said. “I get a lot of letters from kids on a variety of things. It was clear that he had deep, abiding interest in space and in science, which I can relate to, because I share it.” On Friday, Schiff granted the Altadena student his wish.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 2, 2011
A tug of war between Glendale Unified officials and union leaders reached a new pitch this week when teachers showed up at district headquarters en masse to demand the cancellation of at least three unpaid furlough days scheduled during the next two academic years. “If I remember correctly, the district promised parents and teachers that if Measure S passed, $20 million would be freed up to get rid of these furlough days,” Glendale Teachers Assn. President Tami Carlson said to the applause of the more than 100 teachers at Tuesday's school board meeting.
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By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 15, 2011
Glendale and Burbank schools continue to make modest test score gains in core subjects, according to data released Monday by the California Department of Education . In Glendale, 69% of students tested at or above proficiency on the English-language arts portion of the California Standards Test, administered each spring to assess the progress of students grades two through eight. In math, 65% of students met or exceeded grade-level expectations. The rates topped those from 2010, which were 66% and 63% in English language arts and math, respectively.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | September 20, 2010
UNIVERSAL CITY — Teachers from Glendale and Burbank celebrated their teacher of the year awards Monday at the Universal Hilton. Melissa Ann Pamperin, a fifth-grade teacher at Miller Elementary School in Burbank, and Roxanne O'Rourke, a kindergarten teacher at Mann Elementary School in Glendale, were named teachers of the year for the respective districts. Teachers are nominated by school, and go through district vetting before a county, state and national competition.
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