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  • In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

    Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence...
  • 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. The decision stems from a...
  • 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. At Burbank High, there are 18 advanced-placement classes that include English literature, European...
  • Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

    Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash
    Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon. Ian Bulbenko, April Townsend and Jake Gnasso, all 19 years old, were...
  • Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class

    Burbank High ready to induct latest Hall of Fame class
    Since it inducted its first class in 2008, the Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame has had a long and illustrious group of former athletes, coaches, teams and administrators to choose from. "At Burbank High we have an advantage that many schools don't...
  • Fewer Burbank grads college bound

    A lower percentage of students graduated from Burbank high schools and immediately enrolled in colleges or universities last year compared to five years ago, according to recently released data. In 2013, when 1,229 students graduated from John...
  • Letter: Charter school would have been redundant

    Re: “Charter schools have a place in community,” Leader editorial, July 19. When arguing that the Giligia Charter Academy has standing to serve possibly under served portions of our immigrant community, the Leader fails to see how greatly this...
  • In Theory: Should religious schools get accreditation?

    An essay by an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, published July 7 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, posits that religious colleges should not be given accreditation because their programs do not allow for "unfettered skepticism...
  • 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. The Burbank Planning Board — which was...
  • 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.” It’s only...
  • 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. School officials say they expect to receive a total of $125.6 million for...
  • 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 the deadline or provide a thorough updated budget, as well as what some school board members...