Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.
Although schools are shifting away from California Standards Tests to new Common Core standards in math and English language arts, students in grades 5, 8 and 10 are still getting CST scores in science.
Considering research that indicates adolescents feel and perform better when their academic day begins after 8:30 a.m., local school district officials discussed Tuesday the possible pros and cons of a later start time at La Cañada High School.
The La Cañada Unified School District has been preparing for the new Common Core state standards by ramping up professional development for teachers and making technological upgrades on all campuses, including a systematic move to Google Drive, a virtual file storage service provided by the...
Continuing a long-standing tradition in the school community, La Cañada Educational Foundation officials presented La Cañada Unified School District Tuesday with a giant check made out for $2.1 million, symbolizing the Foundation's fundraising efforts for the 2013-14 school year.
At least one La Cañada High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, prompting school and health officials to inform families about whooping cough and the importance of receiving vaccinations and booster shots to protect against communicable diseases.
Every year, the La Cañada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve.
Several area students, all high school seniors, were named Wednesday as semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship program.
When it comes to school district business and finance, La Cañada Unified's new chief business and operations officer, Mark Evans, is sort of a triple threat.
The La Cañada Flintridge Library is now accepting entries for the 35th annual Bookmark Contest. Operated through the Los Angeles County Public Library System, the contest asks students in grades K-12 to draw or design a color bookmark that incorporates books or reading and follows a...
There are currently 385 girls enrolled at La Cañada's all-female Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. But despite all those young women, and more than 30 student organizations on campus, there wasn't a club expressly dedicated to feminism or women's rights.
La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation board members have been attending La Cañada Unified School District Back-to-School nights to seek donations from parents.
When La Cañada High School teacher, athletic director and girls basketball coach Tamar Hill stepped down from her athletic positions in March, she was looking for a change of pace from the hectic schedules and stresses that had come to dominate her life.
Despite the belief that even the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry, La Cañada Unified Supt. Wendy Sinnette still believes in the power of a school district powered by principals and steered by well-planned goals.
La Cañada High School senior Alice Zhai received special recognition Tuesday from the La Cañada Unified Governing Board for a science project on hurricanes that was published in an international journal and earned her a $50,000 scholarship from the Davidson Institute.
Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan is making the rounds to three elementary schools that could be affected by the potential transfer of the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge into La Cañada Unified School District.
The deadline for public comments or inquiries regarding a series of capital projects planned for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is Aug. 27.
When Mary Boger adjourned the Glendale Unified school board meeting Tuesday, she closed the chapter of her 12 years of service as a board member and volunteer with the PTA.
Shortly after Glendale school officials postponed a vote that would define terms of a territory transfer to La Cañada Unified, two local residents from the...
In its last meeting before the new school year, the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board was updated Monday on several projects ongoing throughout the summer as members looked forward to an exciting year ahead.
Nearly 4,100 students returned to La Cañada Unified campuses Tuesday as the district started what officials hope will be a robust and promising 2014-15 school year.
First-year La Cañada Unified teachers were welcomed to the community Wednesday, when Kiwanis Club of La Cañada hosted its annual Apple for the Teacher luncheon at Descanso Gardens.
Lisette Jones, 14, remembers who piqued her interest in robots — her next-door neighbor, a teenager, who was on a high school robotics team.
Saying it underplays local support, Sagebrush residents are crying foul about an informational document posted by Glendale Unified regarding negotiations to transfer the area to La Cañada Unified.
Education inequality — such as undeniably exists between schools in affluent communities and those in poor areas — is of concern to anyone who has compassion for others and who understands the value of good schooling to the future of our civilization. If all children, from the most...