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February 22, 2013
Glendale Unified School District officials this week approved early retirement for 115 employees, allowing up to 125 others whose jobs were on the line to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Of the 115 individuals agreeing to leave the district, 61 of those are certified teachers whose positions will not be replaced. This is expected to save the GUSD $1.6 million in the first year, $4.7 million in three years and $7.9 million in five years, according to Maria Gandera, assistant superintendent of human resources.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 10, 2013
Throughout Glendale Wednesday morning, thousands of parents and children walked to school instead of heading to the drop-off line at campus entrances as they observed the annual International Walk to School Day. The event promotes exercise, pedestrian safety and slower driving speeds around schools that often bear the brunt of traffic congestion. PHOTOS: Lincoln Elementary students walk to school In central Glendale, dozens of parents and children met at Wilson Mini Park before walking in a large group to John Marshall Elementary, one of 30 Glendale Unified schools to rally parents and children to walk.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 5, 2011
Armed with umbrellas and slickers, thousands of children, parents and officials crowded the streets of Glendale Wednesday morning for International Walk to School Day, designed to promote healthy lifestyles and pedestrian safety. It was the third consecutive year that local schools have taken part in the national event. Participation numbers were projected to hit 20,000, the highest of any district in California. “We got all 29 Glendale Unified schools participating this year, as well as three private schools that signed up,” said Kara Sergile, a parent at R.D. White Elementary School and a pedestrian safety advocate who spearheaded the effort.
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October 6, 2006
Elementary students in the Crescenta Valley area, including Dunsmore and Valley View, joined other children across the nation and around the world to celebrate Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The idea for the day began in England in response to concerns about childhood obesity. Having children walk to school with their parents was a way to call attention to the problem and a healthy way for children to exercise. By 2002, the concept had spread to America with all 50 states participating in Walk To School Day, and an entire week has since been dedicated to bring awareness of the value of exercise for both students and parents.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 12, 2007
The sidewalks around Crescenta Valley were a little more crowded on Oct. 3 with children walking to school. They joined kids around the world in the International Walk to School Day. The idea of one day being set aside to have children walk to school began in 1997 in Chicago, which was modeled after a program in the United Kingdom. The day was a way to bring awareness of children?s safety as well as making communities more accessible for walkers. By 2002, all 50 states had schools participating in the walk to school day. As the program grew it was obvious that the benefit went beyond safety and sidewalk availability to becoming a way to bring attention to the growing problem of childhood obesity.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | October 6, 2010
GLENDALE— Steve Miskjian and his four-year-old daughter Tiffany walked more than a mile to Wite Elementary School on Wednesday, part of a 60-person walking school bus. The rain didn't stop them. Traffic didn't slow them down. Construction crews along their route were no problem. "We don't walk every day, but we did today," Steve Miskjian said. They were among the roughly 800 people walking to school on International Walk to School Day, an event designed to reduce congestion around schools.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 4, 2012
Community leaders, already working to improve local bicycle infrastructure, are targeting some of the city's youngest riders. The Glendale PTA Council and Walk Bike Glendale have teamed up to provide bicycle skills classes for local school-aged children, with the first taking place Saturday at Fremont Elementary School. The free classes will start at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and will included helmet fittings and bicycle checks. The classes were scheduled in anticipation of the first Bike to School Day, which will take place Wednesday.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 8, 2013
There was hardly any space left for students to park their bikes at R.D. White Elementary Wednesday morning after dozens peddled to school as part of the nationally recognized Bike to School Day. The event came less than a week after 13-year-old Jonathan Hernandez, a student at Roosevelt Middle School, died after he was struck by a school bus while riding his bicycle. Still, the organizers of "Bike to School Day" remained committed to hosting the event to encourage students to ride their bikes to school, reinforce safety tips and promote exercise.
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By Max Zimbert | October 8, 2009
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Sai Gourav looked left, right and left again Wednesday as he crossed Doran and Isabel streets. The 10-year-old fourth-grader was part of a two dozen-strong convoy of parents, children and volunteers who celebrated International Walk to School Day Wednesday morning at R.D. White Elementary School. “He knows to look both ways, but this is a good way to practice,” said his father, Adi Gourav. “We sometimes do afternoon walks, but in the morning we’re rushing to work and usually drive.
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By Brian Crosby | April 24, 2014
For the first time in Glendale Unified School District's history, April 24 is no longer a school day. Previously, school remained open on the day that commemorates the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. Finally, Glendale Unified has acknowledged the obvious that with such a large Armenian population in the city, educators teaching to half-empty classrooms no longer made sense. Berdj Karapetian, chairman of the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, said he is “pleased” that Glendale schools will be closed, considering a third of its students are of Armenian descent.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 10, 2013
Throughout Glendale Wednesday morning, thousands of parents and children walked to school instead of heading to the drop-off line at campus entrances as they observed the annual International Walk to School Day. The event promotes exercise, pedestrian safety and slower driving speeds around schools that often bear the brunt of traffic congestion. PHOTOS: Lincoln Elementary students walk to school In central Glendale, dozens of parents and children met at Wilson Mini Park before walking in a large group to John Marshall Elementary, one of 30 Glendale Unified schools to rally parents and children to walk.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 8, 2013
There was hardly any space left for students to park their bikes at R.D. White Elementary Wednesday morning after dozens peddled to school as part of the nationally recognized Bike to School Day. The event came less than a week after 13-year-old Jonathan Hernandez, a student at Roosevelt Middle School, died after he was struck by a school bus while riding his bicycle. Still, the organizers of "Bike to School Day" remained committed to hosting the event to encourage students to ride their bikes to school, reinforce safety tips and promote exercise.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Glendale Unified School District officials this week approved early retirement for 115 employees, allowing up to 125 others whose jobs were on the line to breathe a collective sigh of relief. Of the 115 individuals agreeing to leave the district, 61 of those are certified teachers whose positions will not be replaced. This is expected to save the GUSD $1.6 million in the first year, $4.7 million in three years and $7.9 million in five years, according to Maria Gandera, assistant superintendent of human resources.
NEWS
October 3, 2012
Thousands of Glendale students walked to school Wednesday during the fourth annual “Walk to School Day.” With all 29 Glendale public schools and four private schools participating, event organizer and parent Kara Sergile said it was the largest in the state. “It's just a thrill that we've been able to grow our program,” she said. “It was my dream we could spread this citywide.” In 2009, R.D. White was the only participating school in “Walk to School Day” - which was headed by Sergile who took action after an 11-year-old student was killed crossing the street during the morning drop-off outside of Toll Middle School.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 22, 2012
The photograph depicting two naked women kissing emanated from the student's cellphone screen, visible to everyone in the classroom. Glendale High School math teacher Taline Arsenian confiscated the device, placing it in a locked drawer. The student subsequently became uncooperative, Arsenian said, and she informed him he could retrieve his phone at the end of the school day. “Apparently, he went to an administrator and told on me,” Arsenian said. “The administrator came back to my room at lunch time and ordered me to give it back to him.” The incident underscores inconsistencies in disciplinary practices within Glendale Unified - from school to school, if not from employee to employee - in addressing the omnipresence of electronic devices in the classroom.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 30, 2012
Three of four Glendale Unified high school librarians will be reassigned to classroom teaching positions as the district works to address ongoing budget challenges, officials confirmed this week. The reassignments come three months after Assistant Supt. for Human Resources David Samuelson announced that budget constraints were forcing the district to reevaluate its library services. The teacher-librarians at Glendale, Hoover and Crescenta Valley high schools, credentialed by the state to both teach and provide library services, will return to the classroom for the start of the 2012-13 school year, Samuelson said.
NEWS
May 9, 2012
The parade of two-wheelers snaking toward R.D. White Elementary School could have stocked a bicycle shop. There were mountain bikes, road bikes and beach cruisers with white-wall tires. Helmeted heads bobbed up and down to the rhythm of the pedals. It was a scene playing out at schools across the country Wednesday as thousands of students flicked up their kickstands and took to the streets for the first national Bike to School event. Sponsored by the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the ride was modeled after its International Walk to School Day - initiatives that are designed to foster pedestrian safety and healthy lifestyles.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 4, 2012
Community leaders, already working to improve local bicycle infrastructure, are targeting some of the city's youngest riders. The Glendale PTA Council and Walk Bike Glendale have teamed up to provide bicycle skills classes for local school-aged children, with the first taking place Saturday at Fremont Elementary School. The free classes will start at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and will included helmet fittings and bicycle checks. The classes were scheduled in anticipation of the first Bike to School Day, which will take place Wednesday.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 5, 2011
Armed with umbrellas and slickers, thousands of children, parents and officials crowded the streets of Glendale Wednesday morning for International Walk to School Day, designed to promote healthy lifestyles and pedestrian safety. It was the third consecutive year that local schools have taken part in the national event. Participation numbers were projected to hit 20,000, the highest of any district in California. “We got all 29 Glendale Unified schools participating this year, as well as three private schools that signed up,” said Kara Sergile, a parent at R.D. White Elementary School and a pedestrian safety advocate who spearheaded the effort.
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