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OP-ED: Repeal of Net Neutrality is Bad for Education, Business and You

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By Shant Sahakian President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai recently announced that the FCC plans to repeal net neutrality protections that require all internet traffic to be treated equally by internet service providers. The repeal of net neutrality would be the end of the internet we have always known and loved — and this should matter to everyone. Thanks to the internet, you can wake up to unpresidential tweets by the president, write nasty comments online that you would never repeat in person, and watch cat videos for hours on social media. More importantly, you can learn about…

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VIDEO: Glendale Kiwanis Veterans Day Message

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Shant Sahakian had the honor of delivering the inspiration message at Kiwanis Club of Glendale in observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 10, 2017. About Shant Sahakian Shant Sahakian is an Elected Member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education representing District D. He was elected in April 2017, becoming the youngest School Board Member elected in Glendale history. Shant is a lifelong resident of Glendale and a product of Glendale public schools with deep roots in the community. He is a longtime community leader who has championed Glendale’s youth, advocated for the underserved, and served the…

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Glendale News-Press: Cerritos Elementary to Become a Computer Science Magnet School

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By Mark Kellam Cerritos Elementary will become a computer magnet school at the beginning of next school year, making it the fourth magnet school in the Glendale Unified School District. There was no discussion — just cheerful chuckles — before the Glendale Unified school board approved the change Tuesday after Cerritos entered into a five-year contract in July with Code to the Future, a program that provides schools with on-site coaching, lesson plans and project-based units, among other materials. Through the partnership, Cerritos students learn fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. In 2013, school officials were unsuccessful…

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Shant Sahakian California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance Graduation

STATEMENT: California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance Graduation

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Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian graduated from the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Masters in Governance program on Saturday, November 5, 2017. “I am proud to have graduated from the California School Boards Association Masters in Governance program,” stated Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian. “The program was a great opportunity to learn from fellow School Board Members from across the State of California and will help us be more effective leaders for the students we serve.” The California School Boards Association is the non-profit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of…

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Cerritos Elementary School Coding Showcase January 2018

STATEMENT: Cerritos Computer Science Magnet School

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I am pleased that our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted to make Cerritos Elementary the next GUSD magnet school, Cerritos Computer Science Magnet. Our K-6 students will have computer science and coding education integrated into their daily curriculum starting in the 2018-2019 school year. Computer science, coding, and technology education will help prepare our students for 21st century careers and will expand educational opportunities. I am proud that Glendale Unified School District is leading the way. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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VIDEO: Walk to School Day 2017

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Elementary and middle schools in Glendale joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 4, 2017. Thousands of students from over 20 Glendale schools walked along with parents, teachers and community leaders to demonstrate the benefits of safely walking to and from school. Source: City of Glendale

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