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Burbank elementary students share kind words for Unity Day

Burbank elementary students share kind words for Unity Day

The entrance to Burbank City Hall was “tinted” orange on Saturday, thanks to hundreds of students promoting unity and peace.

Burroughs High principal earns promotion

Burroughs High principal earns promotion

John Burroughs High Principal John Paramo, who took the helm of the campus in 2012, has been promoted to oversee secondary education in Burbank — an administrative districtwide position, according to school officials.

BUSD superintendent to step down

BUSD superintendent to step down

The Burbank school board thanked Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz during their Thursday night meeting, hours after she announced she would retire in June, closing the door on 40 years of work in education, about 10 years in Burbank and two in the district’s top job.

Meeting focuses on student training

In an unprecedented move, the Burbank school board and City Council held a special meeting to contemplate creating partnerships with local businesses and industry leaders to provide students hands-on training for local, in-demand careers.

Burbank City Council, school board to meet in special joint session

The Burbank City Council and School Board will conduct a study session on career technical education during a special joint meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the auditorium of John Burroughs High School, 1920 W. Clark Ave.

School officials revise safety plans

When school was in session at Walt Disney Elementary between August 2013 and June 2014, roughly 30 crimes occurred in the vicinity near the school including grand theft, battery and public intoxication.

Police: Teen suspected of posting threat

A 16-year-old John Burroughs High School student was in custody on Friday after reportedly posting a threatening message on Twitter Thursday evening, police said.

Introducing students to the arts

Introducing students to the arts

Denisse Segura had wanted to try pottery for a long time, and the senior at John Burroughs High School got her opportunity under a tent on the school’s quad Wednesday.

School officials up funding for athletic field

School officials up funding for athletic field

Burbank school officials have agreed to spend $330,000 more than the $420,000 they had already voted to spend early this summer to upgrade a field at Burbank High School.

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

Family and friends gather for memorials to honor last year's car crash victims

Family and friends gather for memorials to honor last year's car crash victims

Friends and family members gathered on Sunday to remember the five young people who lost their lives in a fiery car wreck in...

At one-year mark, memorials planned for victims of fiery crash

At one-year mark, memorials planned for victims of fiery crash

Allie Hariri will never forget the last meal he had with his 19-year-old daughter.

Chorale groups lasso a good time

Chorale groups lasso a good time

Burbank High School's chorale groups donned their cowboy hats and plaid shirts for the second annual Carroll's Corral & Cookout fundraiser last week.

Elementary school students recreate 'Treasure Island'

Elementary school students recreate 'Treasure Island'

Henry Goods has been a muralist for 18 years. He's given marine life, even fairies, homes on street corners and gas-station walls.

Bret Harte principal takes job with county

Students, teachers and staff at Bret Harte Elementary School will bid farewell to their principal, Sheari Taylor, at the end of this month because she has accepted a position at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Exit exam scores hold steady in Burbank

The percentage of students who passed the California High School Exit Exam in Burbank during the last school year remained largely unchanged from the year prior's rates, according to data released by state education officials.

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon.

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks are popular at Burbank High, including the school’s Back-to-School event held on Wednesday.

Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

More than $13,000 has been raised for the families of the Burbank teens who died last week in a car crash as online crowd-funding campaigns have taken root.

Fewer Burbank grads college bound

A lower percentage of students graduated from Burbank high schools and immediately enrolled in colleges or universities last year compared to five years ago, according to recently released data.

Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma

Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma

The deaths of three Burbank teens killed in a car collision in Santa Clarita last week have been ruled accidental and were caused by blunt trauma, Los Angeles County...

Glendale Community College gets new wings

Glendale Community College gets new wings

The aviation department at Glendale Community College is celebrating a new addition this week in the form of a 1983 Cessna, the third plane the campus has acquired for its pilot training program.

State officials approve GCC lab reimbursement

State officials approve GCC lab reimbursement

Glendale Community College officials are breathing a little easier after state officials agreed to pay them over $1 million, which the college spent in unexpected...

New director aims to march Burroughs High band into the future

New director aims to march Burroughs High band into the future

This fall, Burroughs High has a marching band with more than 100 students — a healthy number for most high schools. But the new director’s goal is to expand the program even more.

Data show higher enrollment in Burbank schools

More students enrolled in Burbank schools this year than officials had projected, according to data released this week.

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