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  • 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...
  • In Theory: Do children of faith have more difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction?

    A study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science and reported by the Huffington Post shows that young children exposed to religion find it more difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction than do their peers being reared in secular...
  • Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends

     Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends
    We just had our faces melted off by the shrieking guitar riffs and arena-blasting, Prog-Rock stylings of Styx. Then Foreigner took the Greek Theatre stage, wailing on classic ballads 30 years past their Billboard heyday, but no less powerful. It was the...
  • Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

    Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange
    A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks. The high school and college students hailed from Incheon, South Korea, Burbank’s sister city since 1961, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Leader Editorial: Charter schools have a place in community

    After tentatively approving the Giligia Charter Academy last month, the Burbank Unified School Board rejected its petition. On its face, the reasoning is clearly defensible: The school has yet to get a building, the presented budget seems a bit hinky,...
  • Giligia Charter Academy misses deadline to disclose location

    Burbank school officials said they had not yet received an address where Giligia Charter Academy would operate, though that information was due Monday. The charter's lead petitioner, Julia Yeranossian-Aghishian, declined to disclose the school's address...