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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | June 21, 2013
A new two-year plan is underway in Glendale schools to train educators as they get ready to start teaching the new Common Core State Standards, which are designed to improve students' critical thinking skills. All but a handful of states - including Nebraska, Texas, Minnesota, Virginia and Hawaii - have adopted the standards, according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led effort that established a single set of educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt.
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July 12, 2005
Mark R. Madler Commercial aircraft using Bob Hope Airport already meet new federal rules for noise reduction enacted last week by the Federal Aviation Administration, airport officials said. The rule, issued on July 5, requires aircraft built after Jan. 1, 2006, to be 10 decibels quieter than many commercial aircraft now in use, Airport Executive Director Dios Marrero told the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority's Legal, Government and Environmental Affairs Committee.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
Educators in Glendale said are studying and training one another on the new Common Core standards set to be implemented by 2016, replacing standards California adopted in 1997. Fifty-one classroom teachers from Glendale's 30 schools are now helping to train their colleagues on Common Core skills, which encourage critical thinking from students as they analyze non-literary texts and in-depth math problem-solving skills. The 51 have already trained 260 Glendale teachers on the new English language curriculum, which aims to make students literate across a wide range of subjects from the technical to the historical.
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October 4, 2013
In “Glendale teachers prepare for Common Core standards,” Sept. 21, it was mentioned that the new Common Core standards are slowly and efficiently being implemented in Glendale schools and that teachers are teaching the new material to other teachers. It was also mentioned that students are being transitioned into the new standards through tests proctored through computers. I believe that the methods used for transitioning both teachers and students into Common Core from the old standards are effective, however I cannot fully agree on the testing method used on children.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
State Supt. Tom Torlakson was in town on Wednesday, but not to speak at a large rally. He was in a much more intimate setting - the home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where he fielded questions from about 10 local parents about the new Common Core State Standards and computerized state exams that students will begin taking next month. Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada, school districts are in the process of implementing the new standards which promote critical thinking, in-depth problem solving and calls on students to read more nonfiction materials.
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By Charles Cooper | February 27, 2009
The long-awaited community standards district for Foothill Boulevard was approved unanimously by the Los Angeles board of supervisors Tuesday, nearly eight years after the process of upgrading the local business street began. The CSD was actually presented as an amendment to existing rules covering multiple development in La Crescenta-Montrose, adopted by the county in 2007. The new standards were approved last August by the regional planning commission. Mitch Glaser of county planning said the new standards are more restrictive than existing county rules and cover such issues as design, setback, landscaping and parking.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 8, 2013
Glendale schools experienced a slight dip in test scores in English and math, keeping pace with a statewide trend that some education officials blame on drastic budget cuts in school districts throughout California. In Glendale, 70% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language arts portion of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) exam in 2013 compared to 71% who achieved the same in 2012, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education.
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By Charles Cooper | November 24, 2006
Recommended zone changes and a community standards district for the Montrose-La Crescenta area will be before the LA County Regional Planning Commission in a hearing Nov. 29. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in Room 150 of the Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple Street. The proposed zone changes, plan amendment and standards district are the product of a county study of local R-3 zoning that sparked considerable controversy in the community. Slow growth advocates had called for a general rollback of R-3 zoning, while local property owners had complained such a move would damage their property value.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 4, 2013
The Glendale Educational Foundation presented Glendale school officials with a $60,000 check Thursday morning during the ninth annual State of the Schools breakfast. During the breakfast catered by Glendale High students in the school's bistro program, Glendale Unified Supt. Richard Sheehan highlighted the district's overall success on the Academic Performance Index, scores based on how well students perform on state standardized exams. But those particular exams will no longer be part of students' end-of-year tasks as the state ushers in the new Common Core State Standards and switches to timed tests students will take on computers.
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October 1, 2001
There is a penchant within all of us to almost instinctively believe what someone tells us without stopping to ask ourselves two very important questions. Those questions are, "How do I know that what I am hearing is actually factual? Is there another side to the statement I'm hearing?" I raise this point because of a statement made in a letter to the editor by former mayor Carl Raggio in the Sept. 20 edition of the Glendale News-Press. In it, my name is mentioned as one of three people to have attended VOICE meetings on Oakmont V and having stated at those meetings that only subdivision plans meeting the new hillside ordinance standards should be considered by the City Council.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 19, 2014
State Supt. Tom Torlakson was in town on Wednesday, but not to speak at a large rally. He was in a much more intimate setting - the home of Glendale Council PTA President Sandy Russell, where he fielded questions from about 10 local parents about the new Common Core State Standards and computerized state exams that students will begin taking next month. Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada, school districts are in the process of implementing the new standards which promote critical thinking, in-depth problem solving and calls on students to read more nonfiction materials.
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October 4, 2013
In “Glendale teachers prepare for Common Core standards,” Sept. 21, it was mentioned that the new Common Core standards are slowly and efficiently being implemented in Glendale schools and that teachers are teaching the new material to other teachers. It was also mentioned that students are being transitioned into the new standards through tests proctored through computers. I believe that the methods used for transitioning both teachers and students into Common Core from the old standards are effective, however I cannot fully agree on the testing method used on children.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 4, 2013
The Glendale Educational Foundation presented Glendale school officials with a $60,000 check Thursday morning during the ninth annual State of the Schools breakfast. During the breakfast catered by Glendale High students in the school's bistro program, Glendale Unified Supt. Richard Sheehan highlighted the district's overall success on the Academic Performance Index, scores based on how well students perform on state standardized exams. But those particular exams will no longer be part of students' end-of-year tasks as the state ushers in the new Common Core State Standards and switches to timed tests students will take on computers.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
Educators in Glendale said are studying and training one another on the new Common Core standards set to be implemented by 2016, replacing standards California adopted in 1997. Fifty-one classroom teachers from Glendale's 30 schools are now helping to train their colleagues on Common Core skills, which encourage critical thinking from students as they analyze non-literary texts and in-depth math problem-solving skills. The 51 have already trained 260 Glendale teachers on the new English language curriculum, which aims to make students literate across a wide range of subjects from the technical to the historical.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 8, 2013
Glendale schools experienced a slight dip in test scores in English and math, keeping pace with a statewide trend that some education officials blame on drastic budget cuts in school districts throughout California. In Glendale, 70% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language arts portion of the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) exam in 2013 compared to 71% who achieved the same in 2012, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | June 21, 2013
A new two-year plan is underway in Glendale schools to train educators as they get ready to start teaching the new Common Core State Standards, which are designed to improve students' critical thinking skills. All but a handful of states - including Nebraska, Texas, Minnesota, Virginia and Hawaii - have adopted the standards, according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led effort that established a single set of educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt.
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By Zain Shauk | April 15, 2009
GLENDALE — Local utility managers voiced support Tuesday for a bill that would force them to produce a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. The proposed law would help speed the development of power plants and transmission lines in California that could cut down on greenhouse-gas emissions, the managers said. While many of the state’s 46 utilities are not on track to meet the proposed mandate, Burbank Water and Power and Glendale Water & Power are both expected to meet the 33% goal by 2020 because they have joined with other utilities to build green energy plants in other states and transmit that power back to the Los Angeles area, managers said.
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By Charles Cooper | February 27, 2009
The long-awaited community standards district for Foothill Boulevard was approved unanimously by the Los Angeles board of supervisors Tuesday, nearly eight years after the process of upgrading the local business street began. The CSD was actually presented as an amendment to existing rules covering multiple development in La Crescenta-Montrose, adopted by the county in 2007. The new standards were approved last August by the regional planning commission. Mitch Glaser of county planning said the new standards are more restrictive than existing county rules and cover such issues as design, setback, landscaping and parking.
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By Jason Wells | June 30, 2008
CITY HALL ? Future development in Glendale could be forced down a greener path if the City Council on Tuesday moves forward with incorporating environmental standards into the city?s building codes. City planners will seek direction from the council on how to develop the so-called ?green? building standards that have so far remained relatively soft in Glendale compared with a host of other cities across the Southland. In cities like Los Angeles, Pasadena and Long Beach, public and private buildings are required to meet some level of nationally recognized energy- and environmental-efficiency benchmarks.
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