| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Burbank Unified School Board decided to postpone a discussion Thursday night about whether to give its top administrator a $15,000 raise.
Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz requested to pull the item at the start of the meeting. The proposal would have...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Travelers heading to Bob Hope Airport may notice a huge banner hanging from an air-traffic control tower depicting an airplane flying out of a glass jar filled with clouds.
The art piece was the vision of six student artists from John Burroughs High...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:19 PM
A hot-air balloon that floated above the grassy field at David Starr Jordan Middle School on Monday carried some special passengers — two teachers and three administrators — much to the amazement of the students dozens of feet below....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Burbank school officials are paving the way for students to become members of an equestrian league just in time for them to compete in a major horse competition at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center on Sunday.
With recent approval by Burbank Unified...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Avid readers of this newspaper know that Luther Middle School teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki received the National Teacher of the Year for 2012, but they might not know why.
She engages her students in the classroom and inspires her fellow teachers, said her...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:58 PM
A Burroughs High School science teacher who became one of seven semifinalists in the running to be named a 2014 California Teacher of the Year did not advance in the state competition, according to a press release issued by State Supt. Tom Torlakson...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Burbank's elementary schools will no longer be able to rely on volunteers to work at libraries that lack a staff librarian, putting an already anemic system further into limbo.
Due to deep cuts to education funding in recent years, Burbank Unified...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:10 AM
A bench, featuring 800 hand-decorated butterflies made by students, teachers and administrators now adorns Thomas Jefferson Elementary, a tribute to the seven species of the brightly colored insects that flutter by the campus.
Parents last week...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
The New Year brings a time of reflection and hope. The Media City has plenty to look forward to in 2014, though the calendar seems packed with development. The airport is planning to open its transportation center, two hotels are slated to break ground,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Burbank educators and school officials expressed their frustration over the underfunded state education system which they say is partly to blame for high class sizes across the district.
Burbank Unified reported a district average of 29.66 students to...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
At Burbank City Hall Wednesday night, aspiring legislators polled the public on potential bills to bring to Sacramento next year — but these policymakers had to finish their high-school homework first.
Student delegates from the Burbank YMCA's...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Former Burbank Unified educator, administrator and coach Benjamin Hamilton Lloyd, known as “Ham” to generations of Burbank students and locals, passed away Dec. 30 from congestive heart failure, his family said. He was 89.
Lloyd was born on...