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  • Burbank Unified reports more graduating students than average

    Burbank Unified reports more graduating students than average
    Burbank Unified students are graduating at a rate well above the state average, according to data released this week. For the students who were part of the class of 2012-13, more than 91.8% of them graduated, while nearly 70 students dropped out. The...
  • Burbank school district plan gets hearing

    About 100 people attended a town hall meeting Thursday night where Burbank school officials received feedback from residents about the school district’s priorities for spending state dollars over the next three years. A list of nine priorities...
  • Community: New mini park installed at Joslyn Adult Center

    Community: New mini park installed at Joslyn Adult Center
    Members of Leadership Burbank have replaced a shuffleboard court at Joslyn Adult Center with an Oasis — a mini park that seniors and the community can enjoy. First, the team removed about 2,300 square feet of concrete, said Jeff Carlon, project...
  • Junkyard bike gets a second life at Burbank school

    Junkyard bike gets a second life at Burbank school
    Several months ago, Sarkis Ajazaryan's father convinced him to go with him to a junkyard in Hollywood. At first, the 14-year-old declined to tag along, but then decided to go anyway. Once there, he discovered a worn-out BMX bike. As an eighth grader...
  • 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...
  • Burbank Unified to consider later start times

    Burbank Unified to consider later start times
    Noting a suggestion from a local mom, the Burbank school board has agreed to discuss later start times for middle and high school students, an idea gaining nationwide momentum following the American Academy of Pediatrics' endorsement. Last month, the...
  • 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...
  • Community: Burroughs, Burbank grads will reunite

    Gilbert Tobon remembers all the fun he had growing up here. There was Burbank Night at Disneyland — where it seemed all the youth in town packed buses and traveled to the Anaheim amusement park. He also recalls Spirit Week before the Burbank-...
  • New director aims to march Burroughs High band into the future

    New director aims to march Burroughs High band into the future
    This fall, Burroughs High has a marching band with more than 100 students — a healthy number for most high schools. But the new director’s goal is to expand the program even more. Taylor Arakelian recently took the helm as Burroughs’...
  • Data show higher enrollment in Burbank schools

    More students enrolled in Burbank schools this year than officials had projected, according to data released this week. Across the district, 15,308 students were enrolled, an increase of more than 250 pupils compared to last year, said Hani Youssef,...
  • 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...