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By Sara Cardine | December 19, 2013
By 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million computing jobs in the United States, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Unfortunately, there will only be about 400,000 graduating computer science students ready to fill them if schools don't help foster computer literacy now. Last week La Cañada Unified School District joined millions of people worldwide as it participated in the Hour of Code, a movement designed to better acquaint young people with computer science.
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September 3, 2009
Read & Practice Peacemaking Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church presents religious scholar Chris Hedges as he speaks on his latest book, “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and Triumph of Spectacle” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Hedges challenges the tendency to be more interested in Octomom than in the health insurance reform bill, and observes that we are more likely to vote for an American idol than for a public official. Are we being lured by the overwhelming multi-media assault into retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic?
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September 28, 2006
For the more than 200 Mountain Avenue Elementary supporters who ate, drank, danced and laughed the night away while making $22,700 for the school's library and literacy programs, they will be glad to know that fund commitments have been solidified and put to good use. Each year, Mountain Avenue's foundation, Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids (MACK) holds a fundraiser that augments PTA and government support. "Faculty and parents were unified in their voice for improving our school's literacy tools.
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By Joe Puglia | April 12, 2007
Penelope's was closed, and since I had a few hours to kill, I headed to Starbucks to have a spot of tea and do some writing on my Great American Novel. After two years of watching my ears bleed, I haven't gotten too far. But that's another story for another day. The weather was dismal so I sat outside to feel the cold drizzle. As I pecked away trying to develop the core of my main character this guy walks up to me and asks, "Are you Dr. Joe?" Yep, I'm guilty, I replied. "Dr. Joe, I read you every week in the Valley Sun."
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By Megan O’Neil | February 23, 2010
There is one thing that distinguishes La Cañada High School math teacher Mike Upton from his like-minded colleagues — chalk dust. Or rather, the absence of it. His hands, shirt and pant legs are clean of the white powdery film that for decades was the tell-tale sign of a school teacher. That is because Upton has spent the last 18 months delivering lessons using the “mimio,” an interactive, digital white board that, along with other key pieces of educational technology, is transforming classroom instruction in the La Cañada Unified School District.
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August 14, 2008
As the newly appointed director of communications for the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, Terry Bankston of La Cañada Flintridge plans to make an impact on people’s lives by promoting literacy in the Los Angeles area. “The number of adults who can’t read in the Los Angeles area is close to 4 million, that’s 53%. These individuals cannot read or write well enough to help their child with homework, manage a bank account or complete a job application.
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September 4, 2008
Portantino in minority on bill Assemblyman Anthony Portantino voted against a bill to allow the Metropolitan Transit Authority to install toll roads on the 210 and 10 freeways using federal funding. The roads, intended as a congestion management device, were authorized in SB 1422. The measure passed 64-11. Portantino joined 41 of his colleagues in approving a bill, that requires local authorities to reject subdivision maps for projects in a high fire hazard area or an area under state supervision.
FEATURES
March 1, 2007
In its yearly recognition of the indispensable contributions of volunteers working with abused and at-risk children at Five Acres , the agency has bestowed its 2006 awards to volunteers from Pasadena, Alhambra and La Cañada. The honors were presented at the 14th Annual Volunteer Recognition and Valentine's Day Tea. "Our volunteers offer unconditional human caring and personal interaction to the children at Five Acres," said Robin Smith Jurado , assistant director of Human Resources, Volunteers and Recruitment.
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By Sara Cardine | December 19, 2013
By 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million computing jobs in the United States, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Unfortunately, there will only be about 400,000 graduating computer science students ready to fill them if schools don't help foster computer literacy now. Last week La Cañada Unified School District joined millions of people worldwide as it participated in the Hour of Code, a movement designed to better acquaint young people with computer science.
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By Megan O’Neil | February 25, 2010
There is one thing that distinguishes La Cañada High School math teacher Mike Upton from his like-minded colleagues ? chalk dust. Or rather, the absence of it. His hands, shirt and pant legs are clean of the white powdery film that for decades was the tell-tale sign of a school teacher. That is because Upton has spent the last 18 months delivering lessons using the ?mimio,? an interactive, digital white board that, along with other key pieces of educational technology, is transforming classroom instruction in the La Cañada Unified School District.
FEATURES
September 3, 2009
Read & Practice Peacemaking Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church presents religious scholar Chris Hedges as he speaks on his latest book, “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and Triumph of Spectacle” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Hedges challenges the tendency to be more interested in Octomom than in the health insurance reform bill, and observes that we are more likely to vote for an American idol than for a public official. Are we being lured by the overwhelming multi-media assault into retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic?
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | April 12, 2007
Penelope's was closed, and since I had a few hours to kill, I headed to Starbucks to have a spot of tea and do some writing on my Great American Novel. After two years of watching my ears bleed, I haven't gotten too far. But that's another story for another day. The weather was dismal so I sat outside to feel the cold drizzle. As I pecked away trying to develop the core of my main character this guy walks up to me and asks, "Are you Dr. Joe?" Yep, I'm guilty, I replied. "Dr. Joe, I read you every week in the Valley Sun."
NEWS
September 28, 2006
For the more than 200 Mountain Avenue Elementary supporters who ate, drank, danced and laughed the night away while making $22,700 for the school's library and literacy programs, they will be glad to know that fund commitments have been solidified and put to good use. Each year, Mountain Avenue's foundation, Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids (MACK) holds a fundraiser that augments PTA and government support. "Faculty and parents were unified in their voice for improving our school's literacy tools.
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