Education

Board revokes approval of charter school

The Burbank Unified school board on Thursday revoked its approval of Giligia Charter Academy, citing the failure of petitioners to secure a school site by...

Preschool eyes home next door, drawing concerns from neighbors

The proposed expansion of a local preschool drew concerns from neighbors about traffic and noise at a Planning Board meeting on Monday, while school operators said they have outgrown their current facility.

Burbank Unified could deny charter school

Burbank school officials are advising that the board of education deny Giligia Charter Academy’s petition to begin operations.

Former Burbank teacher Amy Beck appears in BBC documentary on registered sex offenders

Former Burbank teacher Amy Beck appears in BBC documentary on registered sex offenders

Former Burbank teacher Amy Beck, who turned herself into police in 2010 for having a sexual relationship with her former student, shared her story with...

Giligia Charter Academy misses deadline to disclose location

Burbank school officials said they had not yet received an address where Giligia Charter Academy would operate, though that information was due Monday.

Burbank Unified settles for $150K in sex abuse case

A young man sexually abused by his Burbank teacher will receive a $150,000 settlement stemming from a 2011 lawsuit, district officials confirmed Wednesday.

Glendale Community College sees summer enrollment boost

More than 850 students have enrolled in Glendale Community College's summer session, the largest the college has had in two years.

Forum on proposed charter academy draws hundreds

About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening...

Newly approved charter school says no to proposed location

The lead petitioner to open a new charter school on Burbank Boulevard said on Thursday its proposed location isn’t going to work out, but two public...

Former student settles sex case against Burbank school district

Former student settles sex case against Burbank school district

A man who claimed he was sexually abused by his teacher when he was 14 years old has settled his lawsuit against the Burbank Unified school district that alleged school officials failed to oversee the teacher and train employees to recognize signs of sex abuse.

Prices increase for single-family dwellings in Burbank

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank jumped to $650,000 in May, the highest point so far this year, but up only roughly 2% from the same time a year ago, according to the latest real estate report.

Burbank school district OKs independent study program

Burbank school officials approved a new independent-study program recently in hopes of attracting Burbank students that the district has lost to similar programs nearby that provide students flexibility in earning a high school diploma.

Burbank educators report funding increase

Burbank school officials revealed a district budget more than $10 million bigger than previous years — it’s part of a $4.75-billion state budget for the following year.

Burbank youth theatre takes on the Bard

Burbank youth theatre takes on the Bard

After just three weeks, nearly 20 Burbank children and teens have memorized most of their lines and are making final tweaks to their performance on Thursday of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Verdugo area consortium wins digital media grant

Glendale and Burbank educators are looking to further prepare students for working in the Verdugo region, thanks to a $6 million grant aiming to equip students with training to meet local industry needs.

Burbank educators closer to approving 'LCAP' plan

Burbank educators are closing in on a three-year plan that has been months in the making and lists priorities for how they spend state dollars, which have been increasing recently following years of cuts.

Summer reading launches at Burbank libraries

Summer reading launches at Burbank libraries

The Burbank Library system kicked off its summer reading club performers on Tuesday with Jumbo Shrimp Circus at the Buena Vista Library, featuring one-man show with juggling, a unicycle and lots of fun activities for kids.

Burbank school officials tackle maintenance projects

The Burbank Unified school district plans to spend more than $5 million in deferred maintenance funds to paint walls, replace floors and tackle other projects during the 2014-15 fiscal year in a move to free-up bond funds for new facility upgrades.

Enrollment still a concern for Glendale Community College

Enrollment still a concern for Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College officials predict they will receive $2.3 million more in revenue for 2014-15 than they did the previous year, but a remaining concern centers on student enrollment.

Burbank school officials vote in favor of new charter school aimed at Armenian immigrants

Burbank looks to be getting a new charter school — one aimed at recent Armenian immigrants — following a vote by school board officials last week.

Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap

Learning Matters: Kudos to workers trying to close the gap

It seems wherever I go in the realms of education and career, I'm being urged to "mind the gap."

Monterey High grads get on track

Monterey High grads get on track

Monterey High School bid farewell to over 80 graduates Wednesday evening, the highest number of seniors since its establishment, said Principal Ann Brooks.

Junkyard bike gets a second life at Burbank school

Junkyard bike gets a second life at Burbank school

Several months ago, Sarkis Ajazaryan's father convinced him to go with him to a junkyard in Hollywood.

Bunch urges residents to run for school board

Longtime Burbank Unified school board member Ted Bunch urged residents last week to consider running for the Burbank School Board, giving them plenty of time to weigh the decision in an effort to make sure there is a strong pool of candidates for election in April.

Providence High graduates 'the little class that could'

Providence High graduates 'the little class that could'

When Providence High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, the class had 80 seniors, fewer students than usual graduating from the private Catholic school in Burbank, said Greg Castro, the school’s community outreach coordinator.

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