Education

Mom: Teens need more sleep

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.

Google Drive part of Common Core move

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...

District endorses foundation's efforts

District endorses foundation's efforts

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.

Illness boosts call for shots

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.

 School board chooses student representative

School board chooses student representative

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.

Students make distinctive list

Several area students, all high school seniors, were named Wednesday as semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

District's new operations head brings teaching, administrative experience to the table

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.

La Cañada Library marks 35th annual contest

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...

School's FEM Club touts women's rights

School's FEM Club touts women's rights

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.

Educational Foundation seek donations

Educational Foundation seek donations

La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation board members have been attending La Cañada Unified School District Back-to-School nights to seek donations from parents.

Coach takes on a cooler role

Coach takes on a cooler role

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.

La Cañada school district sets goals

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.

Student recognized for whirlwind achievement

Student recognized for whirlwind achievement

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.

LCUSD seeks transfer talks on Sagebrush

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.

Comment period for FSHA ends soon

The deadline for public comments or inquiries regarding a series of capital projects planned for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is Aug. 27.

Mary Boger bids school board farewell

Mary Boger bids school board farewell

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.

Parents address Sagebrush issue

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...

LCUSD's finances pull ahead

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.

More students, larger staff help roll in La Cañada school district's new year

More students, larger staff help roll in La Cañada school district's new year

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.

New La Cañada teachers get a family welcome

New La Cañada teachers get a family welcome

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.

Girl Scouts work to come in 'FIRST' in international robotics challenge

Girl Scouts work to come in 'FIRST' in international robotics challenge

Lisette Jones, 14, remembers who piqued her interest in robots — her next-door neighbor, a teenager, who was on a high school robotics team.

Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

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.

Piece of Mind: Educational foundations provide valuable service

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...

Privately run summer schools debated

Members of the La Cañada Unified school community are reacting to a recent Los Angeles Times article that questioned the merit of public school...

Amid Sagebrush talks, LCUSD revises student transfer process

Some students in La Cañada’s Sagebrush area whose parents work in the city will be allowed to attend school in the La Cañada Unified School District this fall, after officials agreed Thursday to change how they accept transfer applications.

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