Education

GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian Genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched.

School board rejects wireless towers

The Burbank school board voted to send a letter to city officials stating their concerns over proposed wireless antennas about 60 feet from John Burroughs High School.

Air Force honors Burbank High grad

Air Force honors Burbank High grad

Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Christina Reuter, a 2010 graduate of Burbank High, was recently named Individual Mobilization Augmentee Airman of the Year, based on her leadership, job performance and personal achievements.

School board hires Hill, but not before board member Kemp scolds teachers, resigns and walks out of meeting

School board hires Hill, but not before board member Kemp scolds teachers, resigns and walks out of meeting

During a heated meeting packed with teachers who opposed the Burbank school board’s proposed choice for the district’s next superintendent, the board made the hire in a 4-0 vote Thursday, but not before longtime board member and retired teacher Dave Kemp submitted his immediate...

Partnerships fill in gaps in arts education

The Glendale and Burbank school districts are among the majority of Los Angeles districts that partnered with more than 100 organizations to provide arts education in schools during the 2012-13 school year, which saw 71% of Burbank schools served by such organizations and 62.5% of public schools...

Teachers' union cries foul on superintendent selection

[UPDATED 4/16 8:50 a.m.] The Burbank Teachers Assn. announced it has asked the Los Angeles District Attorney's office to look into possible violations of the state's open meeting law, the Brown Act, regarding the potential hiring of Matt Hill as Burbank Unified's superintendent.

Aghakhanian wins seat on Burbank Unified school board

Aghakhanian wins seat on Burbank Unified school board

Woodbury Adjunct Professor Armond Aghakhanian handily won a seat on the Burbank Unified school board Tuesday night.

BUSD superintendent finalist grilled at forum

BUSD superintendent finalist grilled at forum

A public forum for Burbank Unified’s likely new superintendent quickly turned to an interrogation, with several of the hundreds in attendance questioning the finalist’s lack of teaching experience.

Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

Local students show off their science projects to the pros at JPL

Eight local students participated in a science project showcase hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday.

Teachers' union opposes potential BUSD superintendent hire

The Burbank Teachers Assn. sent an email blast to its membership Monday evening urging public school employees and other community members to voice their opposition to Burbank Unified superintendent candidate Matthew Hill, who currently works in the Los Angeles public school system. 

Longtime members Dave Kemp, Ted Bunch bid school board adieu

Longtime members Dave Kemp, Ted Bunch bid school board adieu

The end of an era is about to descend on Burbank, when on April 16, Dave Kemp and Ted Bunch will end their 12-year runs on the school board.

Burbank Unified looks to add more counselors across the district

Across Burbank’s middle schools and high schools, one academic counselor serves an average of more than 500 students, at least 200 more per counselor than recommended by the American School Counselor Assn., and the impetus for a new master plan by Burbank school officials for secondary...

Burbank's Community Day School wins $10K IKEA grant to revamp kitchen

The kitchen at Community Day School in Burbank, where students learn to cook with vegetables they grow in the school’s garden, will undergo a major renovation thanks to a $10,000 grant from IKEA.

Lower test scores expected with new, computerized exams

Two years ago, state school officials abandoned a pencil-and-paper, multiple-choice test in favor of new computerized exams to measure California students’ knowledge of English language arts and math, with scores they’ll compare against students in other states.

 'Puppy Tales' enlists furry friend

'Puppy Tales' enlists furry friend

At a luncheon last month, the city of Burbank honored 215 volunteers who provided more than 12,000 hours of their time to the Burbank Public Library last year with certificates and a small gift.

Older college student proud of her academic success

Older college student proud of her academic success

Lyn Ribisi spent nearly 25 years in medical consulting before she left her career behind and enrolled at Glendale Community College.

GCC keep eyes on construction delay

GCC keep eyes on construction delay

Glendale Community College officials are putting pressure on construction workers to finish the job they started in constructing a $40-million, three-story building on time, as the college's general contractor recently admitted work was running behind schedule.

Macias takes helm of Luther Burbank Middle School

Macias takes helm of Luther Burbank Middle School

Monday may have just been another school day for 1,100 students at Luther Burbank Middle School, but for Oscar Macias, it was his first full day taking the helm of the campus as principal.

Stough Canyon Park trail to bear name of late Burroughs High student, hiking enthusiast

Stough Canyon Park trail to bear name of late Burroughs High student, hiking enthusiast

Shane Colin Proffitt, who started his senior year at John Burroughs High School last fall, loved to bowl at Pickwick Gardens on Wednesdays. He loved to cook on Thursdays. And every weekend, he loved to hike with his mother.

Jordan Middle School parents, educators surpass $100K fundraising goal to upgrade auditorium

Inside David Starr Jordan Middle School’s auditorium, the concrete floor near the stage is uneven, many tiles are missing from the walls, and the lobby is drab.

Students get free dental care, brushing tips

Students get free dental care, brushing tips

Hundreds of students at Joaquin Miller Elementary received free dental care and tips recently through the Burbank-based Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, which provides free care to children at up to 60 schools each year.

Burbank students come together for a field day

Burbank students come together for a field day

More than 400 Burbank students participated in dance, science, cooking and sporting competitions Thursday afternoon at an annual after-school field day event.

Officials certify results from primary election

Officials certify results from primary election

Burbank officials on Friday certified the election results from the city’s Tuesday primary, which had school board candidates Roberta Reynolds and Steve Ferguson winning two of three open seats on the board outright by securing more than 50% of the vote each.

Reynolds, Ferguson elected to school board

Two Burbank school board candidates won election outright for three open seats Tuesday night, cutting a field of six down to two for the general election in April.

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