Education

Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

Party fowl makes escape attempt at Burbank library

Party fowl makes escape attempt at Burbank library

Andrew Cave was introducing about 100 children to barnyard animals at Buena Vista Library when “Thelma,” a golden chicken, jumped from a table within a fenced enclosure and darted through the crowd before Cave could get his hands on her again.

Burbank school board violated Brown Act during superintendent search, DA says

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has confirmed that Burbank school board members violated the Brown Act when they failed to report they had selected a finalist for the district’s superintendent position, about two months after the Burbank Teachers Assn. called for an...

New principals named at Disney, Stevenson elementary schools

Two Burbank elementary schools will ring in the next school year in August with new principals, who were announced during the Burbank Unified school board meeting Thursday evening.

Burbank High girls' volleyball coach arrested after allegedly soliciting nude photos from players

Burbank High girls' volleyball coach arrested after allegedly soliciting nude photos from players

A Burbank High School varsity girls volleyball coach was arrested after allegedly soliciting nude photos, anonymously through social media, from multiple players on his team, police said.

Monterey High grads celebrate each other

Monterey High grads celebrate each other

After the Monterey High School graduates had turned their tassels and processed out of the auditorium at R.L. Stevenson Elementary on Wednesday evening, they gathered in the fading sunlight outside to hug, take photos and celebrate.

Hope is high for Providence grads

Hope is high for Providence grads

As 111 of the graduating seniors of Providence High School took the stage at the graduation ceremony held in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, one of their classmates was notably missing.

Retiring BUSD Supt. Jan Britz receives retroactive raise

Retiring BUSD Supt. Jan Britz receives retroactive raise

In the final meeting of the Burbank Unified school board Thursday night, retiring Supt. Jan Britz was presented with gifts and kind words. But that’s not all — she also got a raise that takes effect retroactively for her last year of employment.

Former Burroughs High employee arrested for alleged sexual relations with two students

A former John Burroughs High School employee was arrested Thursday after he allegedly had sexual relationships with two female students from 2011 to 2015, police said.

Burbank High graduates celebrate triumphs, embrace challenges ahead

Burbank High graduates celebrate triumphs, embrace challenges ahead

Before more than 650 Burbank High graduates walked across the stage to accept their diplomas at the Starlight Bowl Friday night, one item of business was in order.

Schiff visits John Muir Middle School

Schiff visits John Muir Middle School

In a visit to John Muir Middle School, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), had a few words of encouragement to impart to students — namely, “be tenacious.”

Burroughs graduates ready for 'chapter two'

Burroughs graduates ready for 'chapter two'

Nearly 600 seniors graduated from John Burroughs High School Thursday evening, culminating the end of a dozen years of school that went by too quickly for some.

Bell-Jeff graduation highlights faith

Bell-Jeff graduation highlights faith

In his homily reflecting on Saint Paul the Apostle’s two-year imprisonment, Msgr. Sabato Pilato, superintendent of high schools for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, called on the Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Class of 2015 to remain courageous as they transition into the next chapter of their...

Burbank school board says OK to Burroughs student's Air Force graduation sash

Burbank school board says OK to Burroughs student's Air Force graduation sash

A 17-year old Burroughs High senior received tentative approval to wear a U.S. Air Force sash during her graduation, a reversal of district policy that forbids wearing honors unrelated to school during the ceremony.

New garden at Disney Elementary honors former student

New garden at Disney Elementary honors former student

Drops of rain fell in Burbank the day before Danielle Granados passed away, but her spirit will live on through a new garden at Disney Elementary School, where she was a second-grader.

Local school choirs take top honors at a cappella festival

Two Burbank school choirs earned top prizes at the A Cappella Scholarship Festival presented by Glendale-based Verdugo Hills Chorus on Saturday at Glendale High School.

John Burroughs senior laments policy that won't allow military sash to be worn during graduation

John Burroughs senior laments policy that won't allow military sash to be worn during graduation

A 17-year-old senior at John Burroughs High is speaking out against a Burbank Unified policy that won’t allow her to wear a U.S. Air Force sash — indicating she will be joining that military branch upon leaving high school — during her upcoming graduation ceremony.

Woodbury graphic design students win awards

Woodbury graphic design students win awards

Two Woodbury University graphic design students nabbed top honors in recent design competitions.

State PTA supports local initiative seeking to include LGBTQ perspective in health education

State PTA supports local initiative seeking to include LGBTQ perspective in health education

The Burbank school district’s Parent Teacher Assn. is one step closer to influencing change across California with a resolution seeking to incorporate clear health standards into the state’s curriculum to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, in addition...

Woodbury graduation celebrates a diverse class

Woodbury graduation celebrates a diverse class

The themes expressed by a trio of student speakers at the Woodbury University commencement ceremony Saturday focused on celebrating fellow classmates, expressing thanks for the support they offered one another, and a call to continue their altruistic ways in their post-graduate lives.

Schools to tap recycled water to meet city's water reduction goal

Schools to tap recycled water to meet city's water reduction goal

Several Burbank schools will begin using recycled water to irrigate their fields, frontyard areas and planters by June 1 under a request by Burbank Water and Power officials to meet the city's water-reduction goal in response to the state's severe drought.

School board holds first meeting since Hill's hiring

The first Burbank school board meeting since Matt Hill was hired as the district's next superintendent was far more subdued than the mid-April meeting, where teachers who opposed his hiring filled City Council chambers to standing room only and longtime board member Dave Kemp resigned after...

Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Three local students were honored recently at the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La CaƱada Flintridge, hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

Burbank Unified sees slight increase in high school graduation rate

Of the more than 1,300 seniors who were on the path to graduate at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, 93.6% of them went on to earn their high school diploma, while about 4% dropped out.

Students get a lesson on drunk driving

Students get a lesson on drunk driving

Kyle Alvarez was reading his own obituary in front of a full auditorium when he broke down in tears.

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