| Oct 25, 2011
| 11:57 AM
“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. “...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:05 PM
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,...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:34 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:54 PM
I’m so glad the Burbank Unified School District gives parents the opportunity to pick up all necessary forms before school starts. The so-called parent packet used to be given out the first day of school with only one night to complete the...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:50 PM
More than 30 members of the parent teacher association for Burbank Unified held a rally Tuesday evening in Olive Park in support of Proposition 38, which proponents said would send $77 million to local schools over the next 12 years.
The rally —...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:50 PM
It was an afternoon of challenging carnival games, picnicking, enjoying the company of family and friends, and indulging in treats such as hand-dipped candy apples. It was an evening of classic rock ‘n' roll.
That's how the students, faculty,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:12 PM
With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Under a harvest moon, children and adults of Washington Elementary School enjoyed the balmy weather Friday evening playing carnival games and snacking on pizza during the school's Family Festival.
Holly Bragg, PTA first vice president, estimated...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Most people do a little something to celebrate their birthday, with the emphasis on day. Others stretch the celebration through a weekend, or even a week. Then there's Sue Ann Gordon, who, thanks to her family and friends, is currently in the midst of the...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Fifteen years after Burbank voters overwhelmingly passed a $112.5-million school bond, it appears they are ready for an encore.
A survey commissioned by Burbank Unified shows support for a proposed $110-million bond extension — which would fund...