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May 21, 2013
I think Glenoaks Elementary School is doing a really good job with kids. In the kindergarten program, Ms. Newman's class in particular, kids are really encouraged to read. Some kids have read an amazing number of books since last September. And I'm happy to see my kid, who is in that program, read books fluently. I think they're doing a marvelous job and should be acknowledged for that. Bijan Rahbari Glendale    
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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)
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By Vince Lovato | September 2, 2006
Palm Crest Elementary School's 30 teachers were cruising on the "sea of eternal summers" on Friday when a storm blew in and their ship started to sink. As their ship started to sink, they had to decide what items they could take onto a lifeboat to survive. It seemed like a desperate situation until they learned how to come together to save themselves. Teachers were participating in a team-building exercise organized by their new principal, Anais Wenn. "Our goal is not just to survive but to thrive," Wenn kept telling her all-female faculty.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | August 31, 2010
Teacher Suzanne Savage had assembled her three-part overhead projector and plugged in the necessary cords, parts and accessories. To her right, she projected a blue screen along a wall of the library at La Crescenta Elementary School, where she works. She began to project lesson plans, instruction manuals and messed around with the zoom and auto-focus feature on her new ELMO image mate, an elaborate overhead projector for classroom instruction. And then, anticipating student reaction, she began to wave her hands in front of the device's camera lens.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | June 27, 2013
During the first-ever robotics academy at Glendale Community College, nearly 30 teens built and programmed robots from scratch in less than two weeks to compete against each on Thursday. The four-wheeled robots maneuvered around a small white playing field to grasp one ball at a time with their claws. They were controlled by students who set out to score points by dropping the balls in goals that were in the center and corners of the field. Not all of the freshmen and sophomores from Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles high schools came with robot experience under their belts, but that wasn't a requirement.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | March 9, 2012
NORTHWEST GLENDALE - Hometown heroics trumped star power on Friday night in the fourth-annual Stars Shooting for Hope celebrity basketball game, which filled the bleachers of the Hoover High gymnasium for a charitable cause, while once again putting on an exciting hoops exhibition between local teachers and administrators and celebrities from the worlds of Hollywood and sports. Proceeds from admission, raffles and a silent auction raised $3,000, the most in the history of the event, for the Desi Geestman Foundation, which provides direct services to childhood cancer patients.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 17, 2012
Glendale parents and teachers rallied Wednesday afternoon in Verdugo Park to support Proposition 38, which promises billions of dollars for early education and K-12 schools. Campaign organizers say Glendale schools could gain $25 million in 2013-14 if the initiative passes. The November tax initiative - sponsored by civil rights attorney Molly Munger - would be paid for with increased income taxes. Critics who oppose Prop. 38 complain that it would not provide funds to cash-strapped community colleges.
NEWS
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 Brian Crosby | October 11, 2012
As a member of the teaching profession going on 24 years, a recurring theme threads through all the meetings and staff development sessions I've attended. Everybody wants teachers to work harder. The government, the school district, the administrators, the parents. Probably the only group who doesn't cry out for more from teachers are the students. Yet few of these folks who expect more feel the need to balance such talk with incentives.  Teachers know that in order to get students to do work, kids need to be motivated either via grades or making them see the relevance of their task.
NEWS
January 20, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- This time, teachers weren't the only ones providing lessons. Students at Glendale High School on Wednesday expressed their views on life in a free society before a group of teachers visiting from Armenia, which declared its independence from the former Soviet Union less than 10 years ago. Freedom is "the ability to make your own choices, without the fear of persecution or...
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | May 2, 2014
Three Glendale elementary schools were among hundreds named as 2014 California Distinguished Schools on Wednesday, including one that was eligible for the first time. Cerritos, John Muir and Thomas Edison elementary schools are among 424 schools in the state recognized for improving students' academic achievement. Cerritos Elementary hit a milestone earlier this year when the school became eligible to apply for the award for the first time in its history. Principal Cynthia McCarty said Wednesday she was proud of the students and the staff, describing the award as "a huge highlight of our year.
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NEWS
April 29, 2014
With the 2013-14 school year starting to wind down, it's a good time to check your school calendars for Teacher Appreciation Week. This is your chance to thank all of the wonderful people who give so much of themselves; time, talent and treasure to make a difference in the lives of our children. A nice note, a homemade card, a coffee-shop gift card or a simple kind word will all be graciously accepted. Please just don't forget to recognize your teachers and let them know just how much they are appreciated.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 3, 2014
For eight days last month, Crescenta Valley High teacher Christina Engen took night hikes in a Costa Rica jungle, observing leatherback sea turtles that were laying eggs along the coastline of the Pacuare Nature Reserve. Through Ecology Project International, the science teacher was one of two instructors from California to join more than a dozen other teachers from across the country who received fellowships to learn about Costa Rica's diverse ecology. While at the nature reserve, she worked alongside 18 researchers to track over 6-foot-long leatherback sea turtles as they came to shore to lay their eggs.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 14, 2014
The Glendale school board unanimously voted this week to extend Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan's contract through 2018. Sheehan - who previously served as a deputy superintendent for the district - took the helm in 2010, replacing Michael Escalante. That year, Sheehan made a base salary of $240,000 with a contract through June 2014. Aside from extending the time that Sheehan will serve at the helm of Glendale Unified through the next four years, the terms of his contract and salary remain the same as they were in 2010, which call on him to supervise the instruction and business affairs of the district.
SPORTS
By Nathan Cambridge, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 7, 2014
GLENDALE - Throughout its first half-decade of play, the Stars Shooting For Hope charity basketball game, featuring a squad of celebrities versus a team of teachers representing the Glendale Unified School District, has featured close contests while raising money for the Desi Geestman Foundation. The sixth installment, played Friday night on the court at Hoover High School, yielded more of the same. “It's just great to come out here for a good cause,” Hoover football Coach Matt Andersen said.
NEWS
February 22, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Here's our roundup of the top headlines in the area: It took more than 25 years, but a section of roadway in the middle of two pieces of land that Bob Hope Airport officials bought in the late 1980s will finally no longer be a public street. A Glendale resident, along with a Los Angeles resident and a nonprofit group, filed a lawsuit this week asking a federal judge to force the city of Glendale to remove a controversial statue in a public park that honors women victimized by the Japanese government during World War II. Burbank Unified's top leader received a 7.8% raise Thursday with three school board members supporting her salary hike and two voting against it. Earlier in the meeting, the school board approved a 3% retroactive salary increase for Burbank teachers , which is the first salary increase the district has issued since 2007.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 26, 2013
Chris Lougheed, the new principal at Tobinworld in Glendale, didn't have to learn much about the nonpublic school that serves children with special needs and autism. He'd already taught there for 23 years, beginning as a high school teacher when he was just 23 years old. He replaces former principal Chuck Conrad, who announced recently that he was retiring - and who nominated Lougheed for the position. “Chuck did such a great job,” Lougheed said. “I hope I can build on that.” Lougheed realized he wanted to be an educator after working as a camp counselor in college at Camp All Nations for developmentally disabled adults in Wrightwood when he was around 20 years old. When a friend suggested Lougheed serve as a camp counselor, he didn't anticipate what the experience would be like, but soon found himself living in a cabin with 24 disabled adults.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 11, 2013
A new memorandum of understanding between Glendale Unified and its teachers union marks the first agreement by both parties outlining how the district will handle its online classes. Glendale Unified currently offers online courses in government and economics to high school students at Hoover and Crescenta Valley high schools, with the number of classes available each year depending on student interest, said Lynn Marso, assistant superintendent of Glendale Unified. “We certainly hope that, in the future, as we move forward with 21st-century learning skills...
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By Brian Crosby and By Brian Crosby | November 8, 2013
The phrase "achievement gap" often refers to the test-score discrepancies between white students and non-white students in public schools. However, the more alarming achievement gap is between high school work and college work. Plenty of students excel at the high-school level, enrolling in advanced placement classes and maintaining 4.0 GPAs. Yet something happens when they go to a four-year university where nearly one-third of college freshmen end up taking remedial English and math classes.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 25, 2013
During the past 12 years, Glendale teachers have taken advantage of $4 million in grant funds to travel across the country to cities, museums and historical institutions to immerse themselves in stories of the past. But that appears to be coming to an end. Their excursions were made possible by four $1-million grants that Glendale Unified has received since 2001 under the federal Teaching American History grant program. But earlier this month, as 30 teachers traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area to study California history, their trip also signified the last grant-sponsored excursion for Glendale teachers, as the U.S. Department of Education has decided to forgo renewing the grant.
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