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By Brian Crosby | September 19, 2012
Last Thursday I had the privilege of being a featured speaker at the New York Times' Schools for Tomorrow conference. There I was sitting in the green room next to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of the New York Times, and columnist David Brooks. For a journalism teacher, it was nirvana. I enjoy having the opportunity to speak about teaching and public education, especially to a larger audience. The public needs to see more real faces of real teachers to understand that when the word “teacher” is bandied about, there are actual human beings representing that word.
NEWS
March 17, 2005
Jonathan Wenn Glendale High School's Oratorical is an amazing example of excellence in public education in Glendale. Public education is neither an "institutional" nor an "educational disaster" as claimed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his State of the State Address. Glendale High School's 96-year Oratorical competition ("Freshmen block senior sweep" March 5-6) is one example of excellence in public education. Having taught at the middle school level for the last eight years in Glendale, I can attest that educational excellence is truly present in this city.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
That Clark Magnet High School stands to earn its second National Blue Ribbon designation is a testament to that model of delivering education to a diverse student population. The math-and-science-focused campus was one of just 35 schools in California to be nominated for the 2012 federal designation, the gold standard in public education, after having already earned it in 2006. Clark earned this honor by scoring 909 out of a total 1,000 points in 2011 in standardized tests, making it the highest-performing high school in Glendale Unified, despite a large population of low-income students.
NEWS
May 27, 2011
Dear Mr. New (“Don't take from us to pay for them,” May 26): Did you have a public education? Did you have a teacher that you remember as having contributed to your intellectual growth or enlightened you in any way? Did your children, or do you know anyone with children, who attend public schools? Do you agree that public education is essential to an informed electorate and contributes to a civilized society and strong economy? Teachers (and other “government employees” who provide essential services)
NEWS
June 25, 2005
Allen Freemon As the newly elected president of the Glendale Teachers Assn. I would like to introduce myself and share my vision for public education with the Glendale community. I will take office on July 1, and I look forward to making the Glendale Teachers Assn. an organization that is both active and well-known in the community. It is important that our community knows what we as educators see for the future of public education. Unfortunately, the governor and other elected officials are currently getting a lot of mileage out of labeling teachers as the bad guys.
NEWS
July 22, 2000
Judy Seckler NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Local country music performer Glenn Temple was selected to receive an Employee Recognition Award by the Masonic Lodges of Glendale and La Crescenta. Temple has contributed much of his time to serving youth at Balboa Elementary among others, and has also performed for veterans in the CARE program at the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care and Nursing Home Center. For the past 20 years in the spring, members of the local Masonic lodges have made a point to honor employees of the Glendale schools as part of the organization's ongoing efforts to promote and support the cause of public education.
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By By Allen Freemon | February 1, 2006
The Glendale News-Press on Friday asked, "What do you think the school district should do to stop declining enrollment?" There are a variety of responses, which will be presented over the next few weeks. People will suggest that we accept more permits from other districts, that we develop specialized programs that attract targeted groups of kids, or that we do a better job of advertising the excellence of Glendale schools to draw more private school students into public education. All of these are great ideas -- however, they do not answer the issue that is at the core of concern over declining enrollment.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | August 14, 2009
GLENDALE — With just two weeks until students head back to schools that will have to toil under the pressure of deep state budget cuts, teachers and parents say they remain uncertain how much they’ll have to pick up the slack in terms of classroom supplies. Foundations, parent volunteer organizations and teachers have historically supplemented classroom supplies, but with near unprecedented state funding cuts bearing down this year, their role may have to become more prominent.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | May 20, 2006
GLENDALE ? Becky Chaires has an infectious laugh and a commitment to her job that has earned her two Unsung Heroes Awards from fellow members of the Glendale chapter of the California School Employees Assn. Chaires and the rest of the district's classified employees will celebrate today at Hoover High School in anticipation of classified employees week, which kicks off Monday. Each of the district's 30 schools is planning its own celebration, but today about 200 members of the Glendale chapter of the association and their family members are expected to enjoy a breakfast and receive donated gifts, association spokeswoman Julie Niles said.
NEWS
June 1, 2012
California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate and the thousands of small businesses closing their doors. Instead of reversing the tide, current 43rd District Assembly member Mike Gatto has chosen to put liberal party politics and platforms ahead of the needs of his constituents by introducing AB 2540, which would further boost taxes on thousands of small businesses.
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By Joylene Wagner and By Joylene Wagner | December 26, 2013
Most Christmas seasons since I was a child, I've sat down to watch “Miracle on 34th Street,” one of my all-time favorite movies. To me, it's a story about people doing the “right” things for the “wrong” reasons: acts of generosity or kindness undertaken for profit or personal benefit. For example, the human resources director of Macy's (played by Maureen O'Hara) hires the kindly Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwynn) - without looking closely at his job application - to replace the Santa who's falling-down drunk on the Thanksgiving Day Parade float.
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NEWS
August 14, 2013
I applaud the decision to invite Joylene Wagner to write a column on education, “Learning Matters.” No one knows this topic better than Wagner does or has fought harder on behalf of public education and the Glendale school children than Wagner has in the eight years she served on the school board. Wagner wears many hats in our community. Most importantly, she is an expert on the subtle changes and shifts that our community has experienced in its quest for excellence during very trying economic times.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil | January 24, 2013
What would you like to see in the new Glendale Community College president? The time for public input regarding the most important job in local public education is now. The position is being advertised nationally, with the search committee to begin reviewing applications after the Feb. 28 deadline. First-round interviews in April are to be followed by finalist interviews in May. The new president will start on July 1, a year after the resignation of Glendale's last president, Dawn Lindsay.
NEWS
By Brian Crosby | September 19, 2012
Last Thursday I had the privilege of being a featured speaker at the New York Times' Schools for Tomorrow conference. There I was sitting in the green room next to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of the New York Times, and columnist David Brooks. For a journalism teacher, it was nirvana. I enjoy having the opportunity to speak about teaching and public education, especially to a larger audience. The public needs to see more real faces of real teachers to understand that when the word “teacher” is bandied about, there are actual human beings representing that word.
NEWS
June 1, 2012
California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate and the thousands of small businesses closing their doors. Instead of reversing the tide, current 43rd District Assembly member Mike Gatto has chosen to put liberal party politics and platforms ahead of the needs of his constituents by introducing AB 2540, which would further boost taxes on thousands of small businesses.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
That Clark Magnet High School stands to earn its second National Blue Ribbon designation is a testament to that model of delivering education to a diverse student population. The math-and-science-focused campus was one of just 35 schools in California to be nominated for the 2012 federal designation, the gold standard in public education, after having already earned it in 2006. Clark earned this honor by scoring 909 out of a total 1,000 points in 2011 in standardized tests, making it the highest-performing high school in Glendale Unified, despite a large population of low-income students.
NEWS
May 27, 2011
Dear Mr. New (“Don't take from us to pay for them,” May 26): Did you have a public education? Did you have a teacher that you remember as having contributed to your intellectual growth or enlightened you in any way? Did your children, or do you know anyone with children, who attend public schools? Do you agree that public education is essential to an informed electorate and contributes to a civilized society and strong economy? Teachers (and other “government employees” who provide essential services)
NEWS
February 11, 2011
Our health may be getting wobbly, but have you noticed that those of us in the 65-or-older age bracket seem to have it all over younger people when it comes to financial security? Many of us have been grandfathered into the type of defined benefit retirement arrangements that few of our children or grandchildren will ever see. However, the most unique advantage we oldsters have in California is exceptionally low property taxes. My wife and I are living in the house we bought in 1966, 45 years ago. Maybe I’m supposed to feel smug, but I’m actually embarrassed when I think of the property taxes my neighbors on either side must pay. Both are young families with children whom the parents will be putting through college soon.
NEWS
January 29, 2011
Over the past several months, I have had the pleasure of being on the receiving end of countless endorsements urging me to run for Glendale City Council. I have been overwhelmed by the encouragement, confidence and well wishes so many have bestowed upon me. Christine and I can't thank all of you enough. Christine and I both have enjoyed and cherished the opportunity to give back to our community throughout our time here. As many of you know, I currently have the honor of serving as president of the Glendale Unified school board, where I have been a member for the past 10 years.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | January 20, 2011
CITY HALL — Commissioners next week are slated to review a draft report aimed at making streets more inviting for bicyclists and safer for pedestrians in one of the last stops before the much-anticipated policy document reaches the City Council. The so-called "Safe and Healthy Streets Plan" is the result of two years of community outreach and development under a $305,000 grant awarded to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in 2008. Through the grant, coalition liaison Colin Bogart has been a regular fixture in Glendale, meeting with residents and city officials to discuss ways to best improve conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians.
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