Education

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.

Contract renewed with child-care facility in La Cañada

Contract renewed with child-care facility in La Cañada

The Child Educational Center will continue to provide child-care services to the La Cañada Unified families, after the school board unanimously approved Tuesday a five-year contract extension with the facility.

Crescenta-Cañada YMCA offers art and piano classes

Expanding upon its role as a purveyor of health and fitness, the Crescenta-Cañada Y is now encouraging youth to explore their creative potential by offering a series of art and piano classes this summer.

LCHS educators click with summer technology class

LCHS educators click with summer technology class

School's in for summer — at least that's the case for La Cañada Unified instructors who want to build their tech chops before school starts back up on Aug. 12.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy files EIR with planning board

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy filed a draft Environmental Impact Report Monday with the La Cañada Flintridge Planning Department regarding a series of campus improvements and expansions, including a 99,000-square-foot parking structure.

LCUSD board meeting to consider Sagebrush transfer priorities

LCUSD board meeting to consider Sagebrush transfer priorities

The La Cañada school board will hold a special meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss whether changes should be made to the process in which applications for transfer into the district are accepted.

District fields ideas toward more school security

In an effort to make La Cañada schools safer and more secure, officials are considering hiring security personnel at all sites, installing surveillance cameras and equipping campuses with better locks and signage.

Private summer schools spark debate on education inequality

Private summer schools spark debate on education inequality

In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La Cañada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs...

LCUSD releases survey data

About 86% of La Cañada High School parents would recommend the school to others, and 89% of elementary school parents called their child's campus a caring and supportive environment, according to recent findings of an annual districtwide survey.

La Cañada High School pool under construction

La Cañada High School pool under construction

When La Cañada Unified school officials sat down to prioritize maintenance projects to undertake during summer, resurfacing of the La Cañada High School pool made the list.

Split vote stalls action on new signboard rules in La Cañada

After a lively debate late Tuesday on whether the city's sign ordinance should be tweaked to allow two Foothill Boulevard private schools to install electronic...

Glendale school officials delay Sagebrush vote

Glendale school officials delay Sagebrush vote

The Glendale school board postponed a vote regarding a controversial transfer of the Sagebrush territory to La Cañada Unified after Supt. Dick Sheehan asked...

AFS student heads home to Thailand

AFS student heads home to Thailand

The La Cañada home of Fran and Bill Evans was the venue on a recent Friday when more than 30 people bid farewell to AFS student Amy Usuparat from Thailand.

Agreements reached with LCF school unions

La Cañada Unified teachers have a lot to look forward to in the coming school year, after recently approved negotiations with the district's bargaining team netted district employees an across-the-board raise and created a new incentives program for outstanding educators willing to take on...

La Cañada school district balances state mandates

As La Cañada Unified enters a new fiscal year, officials find themselves caught between conflicting state legislation that mandates districts to pay more into the teacher retirement system but limits the amount of money they are able to save from year to year.

LCUSD analyzes pilot fifth, sixth grade math program

La Cañada Unified school officials looked at whether or not heterogeneous math classes in fifth- and sixth-grades piloted in the 2013-14 school year help kids learn.

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