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  • California State PTA adopts homework resolution initiated by Burbank parents

    The California State PTA adopted a resolution this month that stems from work developed by parents at John Burroughs High School who examined how homework has affected fellow parents’ and their children’s lives. When the John Burroughs High...
  • Utility-rate increases are part of larger budget talks

    Burbank residents may be in for another round of utility-rate increases in July, as officials have proposed modest hikes during preliminary budget discussions. Water rates will likely jump 4.75%, an increase that officials say is driven by hikes in...
  • Burbank school board approves middle school language program

    Burbank middle school students will be able to take a foreign language class for the first time in nearly 20 years, following the school board’s approval last week to establish a program. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, students in the...
  • 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 of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
  • Several schools shine as API scores are released

    Several schools shine as API scores are released
    Burbank schools uniformly exceeded the much-coveted Academic Performance Index score of 800, according to 2010-11 data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. Leading the pack was Stevenson Elementary School, which earned a score...
  • Community: Arts foundation gears up for fundraiser

    The Burbank Arts for All Foundation kicks off its inaugural gala, titled “Party on the Plaza,” by honoring a local company and two individuals — Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Burbank teacher Beth Morrison and Burbank PTA Council...
  • Centenarian celebrates birthday this month

    Geraldine Neva Stallard will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 27. She was born in Howe, Okla. on Jan. 27, 1912. She met her husband, Stuart, in Blythe, Calif., and eventually moved to Burbank to raise their three children, Connie, Bill and...
  • Burbankers Bowl for Books

    Burbankers Bowl for Books
    “The very best thing about a school library is that everything is purchased with the student in mind and every student in the school has access to it,” said Laura Tooley who serves as the librarian for David Starr Jordan Middle School. “...
  • District promotes cultural integration

    In Iran, Silvana Dermegerdichian was highly involved with her children’s school, volunteering with the PTA and greeting everyone from the receptionists to the principal by name. But when the family immigrated to Southern California four years ago,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Cookies, memories and our local veterans

    Doris Vick's dental drill was busted, and the strapping young technician who came to fix it was having a heck of a time. This was one of those foot-pedal-powered drills, she recalls. The World War II-era technology was state of the art at the time; it...
  • Two Burbank school board seats open for election

    Two Burbank school board seats open for election
    The five Burbank residents running for two open seats on the Burbank Unified school board already agree on two main goals: maintaining academic performance and incorporating more technology into the classroom. Here’s a look at the five candidates...
  • Burbank students, teachers honor Sandy Hook victims

    Burbank students, teachers honor Sandy Hook victims
    About 150 elementary school students, teachers, elected officials and community members gathered at Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank Friday to honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Attendees joined hands...