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

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

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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GUSD Hate-Motivated Behavior Policy

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Our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education adopted a new Hate-Motivated Behavior Policy prohibiting discriminatory behavior, statements, or slurs that degrade an individual on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. It is ultimately our responsibility to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and safe learning environment for all of our students. I am hopeful that the implementation of Board Policy 5145.9 will help us reduce bullying, racism, and bigotry and will foster stronger school communities....
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GUSD Technology Sustainability Plan

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I am pleased that our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved GUSD’s first ever Technology Sustainability Plan. Technology is essential for 21st century classrooms and the new plan ensures that our students, teachers, and staff will have access to the new laptops, devices, and equipment they need for success. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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Trump’s Decision on DACA

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Our Glendale Board of Education reaffirmed our commitment to all of our GUSD families including those who are undocumented during this evening's board meeting. Our schools are and will continue to be safe and inclusive spaces for all of our students regardless of their immigration status. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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Shant Sahakian GUSD Board of Education COVID-19 Remote Learning & Unity Message

GUSD Suicide Prevention Policy

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Our new GUSD Suicide Prevention Policy is a positive step forward but collectively we have much more work to do as schools, families, and communities to ensure the health, wellness, and safety of all of our students. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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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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