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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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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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Glendale Unified School District: Cerritos Elementary to Become GUSD’s Next Magnet School

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On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the GUSD Board of Education voted to make Cerritos Elementary the next GUSD magnet school, Cerritos Computer Science Magnet, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Cerritos partnered this year with Code to the Future, a leading Computer Science program for magnet and theme-based schools. Through this partnership, Cerritos students learn fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. “Making Cerritos a Computer Science Magnet next year will allow GUSD to expand the outstanding coding program we began this year with Code to the Future, and attract a diverse student population to the school,”…

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

PRESS RELEASE: Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian Graduates from California School Boards Association Program

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Glendale, CA (November 8, 2017) – 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…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified Adopts its First Technology Sustainability Plan

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By Priscella Vega New laptops will be phased into Glendale Unified schools this year as part of the district’s adoption of its first technology sustainability plan to replace aging computer equipment districtwide. School officials unanimously approved a five-year lease of 1,200 Lenovo Yoga 370 laptops with Lenovo Financial Services, amounting to roughly $1.75 million, during a school board meeting last week. New devices will be distributed in multiple phases to allow time for staff training, said Kristine Nam, district spokeswoman. In addition, the school board approved the technology sustainability budget, which designates $3.66 million in one-time funding received in 2017-18 from the state to…

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