Education

GCC aims at state transfer goal

State community college officials unveiled a new goal this week to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools, or earn certificates or degrees, and Glendale Community College will need to make some gains to reach the target.

Burroughs High debuts college-level animation class

Burroughs High debuts college-level animation class

Nearly 20 students this week participated in the first-ever animation class at John Burroughs High School taught by a Woodbury University professor to give juniors and seniors an introduction to the industry.

Burbank's AP exam pass rate exceeds state, national average

In Burbank, more students are passing advanced-placement exams than students at the state and national levels, according to data released recently.

Burbank school board OKs counselor

The Burbank school board unanimously approved hiring a guidance counselor last week to split their time between two Burbank schools under a pilot program that will be paid for with donations from parent booster clubs.

Woodbury ushers in 130th year

Woodbury ushers in 130th year

Students at Woodbury University began classes on Friday with a "Welcome Week" full of lively activities — but also a focus on the dead.

Burbank school district appeals $3.2M award in sexual harassment case

Burbank Unified School District officials are appealing an award of $3.2 million in legal fees stemming from a seven-year-old sexual harassment lawsuit.

New school year kicks off for Burbank kids

New school year kicks off for Burbank kids

More than 16,000 kids returned to Burbank schools on Monday, ushering in a new academic year that will see Burbank educators continue to shift to new curriculum standards and restore some academic programs.

Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving

Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving

After Mohamed Hariri lost his 19-year-old sister to a fiery, alcohol-related car crash in Burbank last year, he decided to join the...

Burbank preschool expansion denied due to potential neighborhood impacts

The Planning Board on Monday denied the proposed expansion of a local preschool in a residential neighborhood, which had drawn concerns from neighbors about traffic and noise.

Mystery odor at Jordan Middle School determined

Mystery odor at Jordan Middle School determined

Administrators at David Starr Jordan Middle School will move back into the school's front office in upcoming weeks after crews cracked the case of a mysterious lingering...

Burbank students assist police, firefighters in school emergency response drill

Burbank students assist police, firefighters in school emergency response drill

The call came in as a disturbance at Burbank High School, with reports of a man trying to push his way through faculty to get on campus.

Burbank school counselor program could be revived after a decade

Burbank school officials this week considered reviving a position that hasn't existed for more than 10 years, but it would initially be funded by parents and not available to all schools.

BUSD sexual harassment case nets $3.2 million in attorney fees

Attorneys representing a woman who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Burbank Unified School District were recently awarded more than $3.2 million, according to recently released court records.

Burbank school district weighs compensation comparison study

Burbank Unified officials are looking to hire a consultant to create a compensation study months after school board members heard concerns that some employees are not adequately paid compared to comparable workers in other districts.

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.

GCC officials hopeful over state assistance

GCC officials hopeful over state assistance

Glendale Community College officials are increasingly hopeful that state officials will give them money to cover the funds spent on unforeseen costs that have added up since breaking ground last year on a new lab and classroom building.

College educators examine success rates

At Glendale Community College, 54% of students who were tracked from 2007 through 2013 went on to earn a certificate, degree or transfer to a four-year school, according to data released this week showing the college’s student-success rates.

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...

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