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  • State superintendent of schools visits to talk Common Core, state exams

    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...
  • Rise in elementary school truancy prompts raft of bills

    SACRAMENTO — Warning that truancy has reached a crisis level in California elementary schools, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and half a dozen lawmakers proposed a raft of bills Monday aimed at keeping kids in school. Harris said 30% of...
  • Letter: Parents should have more input

    At the end of the year we bid adieu to Bobbie Kavanaugh, a principal who welcomed our son with open arms to McKinley Elementary School. Kavanaugh is an old-school principal. She treats us like family and knows the needs of our son do not always fit with...
  • Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board  [Editorial]
    When debate over changing the composition of Baltimore County's school board last gained traction in the General Assembly, parents had a long list of grievances against then-Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and a board rightly viewed as overly deferential...
  • Govans Elementary may become a charter school

    Govans Elementary may become a charter school
    Over the public address system at Govans Elementary School, fourth-graders Karon Tarlton and Michael Smith had the honor of making the morning announcements March 14, including a quote from Walt Disney: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage...
  • La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

    La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash
    Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed...
  • 818 Roundup: Murder sentence, Glendale veterans' housing project breaks ground, state superintendent of school visits to talk Common Core, state exams

    818 Roundup: Murder sentence, Glendale veterans' housing project breaks ground, state superintendent of school visits to talk Common Core, state exams
    Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 52. Here are some of the top headlines in the area: - San Gabriel resident Jorge Villalobos, 47, was found...
  • Del Guercio joins Community Center board

    Steve Del Guercio, a former mayor of this city, has joined the board of directors of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, it was announced Wednesday. The longtime local resident is a partner at the downtown Los Angeles law firm of Demetriou,...
  • PTA Council asks Dance to delay high school schedule change

    PTA Council asks Dance to delay high school schedule change
    Baltimore County's PTA Council voiced opposition this week to the superintendent's decision to change the high school schedules this coming fall, asking that the plan be delayed. Dallas Dance has instituted a uniform schedule saying he wants every...
  • Glendale Unified may ponder name change for College View School

    Glendale Unified may ponder name change for College View School
    Glendale school officials will soon begin gauging if there is any interest to change the name of College View School to better reflect its mission as crews prepare to demolish the school and build a new one in its place, starting next month. Glendale...
  • Signs of trouble in county schools? [Editorial]

    Signs of trouble in county schools?  [Editorial]
    Last week's decision by Baltimore County's PTA Council to ask Superintendent Dallas Dance to delay plans to convert all county high schools to an eight-period schedule is noteworthy for a number of reasons. The changeover has produced such outcry from the...