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Glendale News-Press: Under State Mandate, Glendale Unified Adopts Policy on Suicide Prevention

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By Priscella Vega Secondary teachers in the Glendale Unified School District must take part in mandatory training about suicide awareness this school year, specifically addressing youth with mental disabilities, those facing homelessness or those who are part of the LGBTQ community. The training comes after Assembly Bill 2246 put forth a mandate requiring school districts adopt a policy on suicide prevention for students in seventh through 12th grades, local school officials said last week. As a result, the Glendale Unified school board adopted its 2017-18 Suicide Prevention Policy last week after hearing a presentation by Scott Anderle, principal of Rosemont Middle School and…

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Girl Scout Paints Mural for Columbus Elementary

Glendale News-Press: Girl Scout Paints Mural for Columbus Elementary

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By Priscella Vega When students arrive at Columbus Elementary School on Wednesday to start the new school year, they will have a new piece of art to admire while on the playground. On one of the walls on the handball court, a mural depicts six eagles of varying heights looking over a fence to watch a baseball game. On one half of the mural, three eagles are standing on top of a three equally sized boxes, leaving the shortest eagle unable to see the game. The word ‘equality’ is written underneath. The other half shows three eagles successfully viewing the game,…

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