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I am writing in response to your recent article about McKinley Elementary School, where a teacher was recently accused of giving answers to a student while administering the California Standards Test (“Test scores under investigation,” April...
A McKinley Elementary teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a third-grade student reported that the teacher helped a class answer questions on state standardized tests this week. Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz, who made the announcement...
Public education has changed drastically. Technology, specialized magnet campuses, charter schools, the importance of Advanced Placement courses and standardized student tests — if you graduated even 10 years ago, odds are, you wouldn't recognize...
In today’s educational world, children are expected to learn things a lot earlier then they have in the past. The children are so focused on learning things like math, science, English and history that those who are better at the extracurricular...
Burbank Unified improved its overall score on the all-important state index that measures student achievement, according to data released Wednesday. The district’s overall score on the Academic Performance Index improved by 13 points to 846 —...
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The Burbank Unified School District saw significant gains in standardized test scores when results were released Friday. The state’s Standards Testing and Reporting (STAR) program evaluates student comprehension of English, math, science and...
San Fernando Valley roundup: Former North Hollywood student allegedly leaks state test questions, Studio City man arrested at airport and Showing love for the ValleyGood morning, readers. Today is Saturday, July 21, 2012. As a native of the San Fernando Valley, I'm always defensive when someone (usually a transplant) dismisses my hometown as a vast stretch of useless suburbia attached to Los Angeles. A writer who...
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...
Burbank Unified achieved what few districts across the nation can claim: Every single campus beat the federal student testing benchmark last school year — a score of 800 on the Academic Performance Index. The achievement was made all the more...
With college applications and final exams behind them — for now — the 96 members of Providence High School’s Class of 2011 said their goodbyes at commencement Saturday. “I’m excited to go to college because it seems like...
Current school board member Roberta Grande Reynolds is a Burbank native, and a member of a three-generation Burbank family. As a child she attended Franklin Elementary, Luther Middle School and Burbank High School. Her two adult daughters also attended...
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