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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified to Roll Out Free Phone App for Parents

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By Priscella Vega The Glendale Unified School District will debut a new smartphone app in the coming months that will allow users to anonymously report bullying, vandalism or a need for school maintenance via a tip line, which can also be used to make suggestions. The tips can also include a photo and geotag. “It’s a free app and allows students, parents and staff to communicate and share a variety of information,” said Frank Schlueter, director of educational technology and information services for Glendale Unified, during a school board meeting last week. The mobile app will include information about the district,…

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Shant Sahakian Statement on George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and Hope for Next Generation Through Education

GUSD Mobile App

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Our Glendale Unified School District will be launching its first ever GUSD mobile app! The app will connect parents, students, and community members to district news, school calendars, emergency notifications, student info, and a tip line for reporting bullying, vandalism, school maintenance, suggestions, and much more. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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Glendale Youth Alliance Earns Top Honor from Senator Portantino

Glendale News-Press: Glendale Youth Alliance Earns Top Honor from Senator Portantino

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By Jeff Landa The Glendale Youth Alliance, a nonprofit that has helped at-risk youth with work programs and training for more than 20 years, was recently recognized by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) as the district’s Nonprofit of the Year. Since 1993, the alliance has provided jobs and workforce training for young people ages 14 to 24 who face significant barriers to employment such as being on probation, on the verge of homelessness and living with a disability. The nonprofit partners with area groups to provide various supportive services including transportation, clothing and meals. A branch of the city’s Community Services…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified Approves 5-Year Contract with Coding Immersion Program for Cerritos Elementary

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By Priscella Vega Plans to help boost enrollment at Cerritos Elementary School are moving forward with a five-year partnership with a coding immersion program that could also help transition the campus into a magnet school. The Glendale Unified School Board unanimously approved a contract Tuesday with Code to the Future, a program that provides schools with on-site coaching, lesson plans and project-based units, among other materials. A steering committee consisting of district and site leaders will collaborate with the company next month to begin learning how to implement coding into curriculum. They will also create a comprehensive plan to roll out Cerritos as a…

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Cerritos Elementary School Coding Showcase January 2018

Cerritos Elementary Computer Science & Coding Immersion School

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I am pleased that our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Code To The Future who will work with our teachers and staff to make Cerritos Elementary School our first computer science and coding immersion elementary school. By the year 2020, we will have an estimated 1 million computer science jobs unfilled because we lack graduates proficient in coding. Computer science, coding, and technology education will help prepare our students for 21st century careers and will expand educational opportunities. I'm proud that Glendale Unified School District is leading the way. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board...
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