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Teaching and Learning (INACTIVE)

Teaching and Learning (INACTIVE)
A collection of news and information related to Teaching and Learning published by Tribune Company sources.
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  • Bicycle grant doesn't make sense

    I am perplexed as to how my tax dollars could ultimately end up as a nearly half-million-dollar grant to Muir, Jefferson and Washington schools for bicycle infrastructure (“Cities receive safety grants,” July 11). I can't speak for...
  • Patt Morrison: Burbank's Rebecca Mieliwocki on what makes a great teacher

    Patt Morrison: Burbank's Rebecca Mieliwocki on what makes a great teacher
    The class clown from Mr. Gadberry's high school art class has made good — and how. Rebecca Mieliwocki teaches seventh-grade English at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank — but not next year. Instead, she'll be on the road as the National...
  • Schools offer a show-biz shortcut

    Schools offer a show-biz shortcut
    On a quiet stretch of San Fernando Boulevard, a few blocks south of Downtown Burbank, bright red and black letters on a large poster call attention to a place where students learn as cameras roll. Inside, on a recent Wednesday evening, a small group of...
  • It's time to discuss performance medals

    This spring at Burbank elementary schools, principals awarded medals to students based on state test results from the prior year. My special needs son did not receive a medal and broke down into tears during his assembly. When my older son brought home...
  • Adults of all ages, backgrounds secure their high school diplomas

    Adults of all ages, backgrounds secure their high school diplomas
    Burbank resident David Standel was scheduled to graduate from high school in 1961 before a series of complicated family issues forced him to drop out. He worked a variety of jobs, including at his father’s restaurant and later as a computer systems...
  • Local students dance into ballet programs

    Local students dance into ballet programs
    Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia. Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...
  • Students Meet the Challenge

    It is that time of year for the service clubs to begin distributing their scholarship awards. The Magnolia Park Optimist Club made its first awards presentation at the club’s April 5th dinner meeting. This event took place at the Elk’s Club in...
  • Woodbury University extends pricey lifeline to business owners — for free

    Woodbury University extends pricey lifeline to business owners — for free
    The three business consultants sitting in Nancy Guillen's commercial insurance office got straight to work Wednesday, running through a list of competitors, reviewing client retention rates and pushing her to play up her leadership with civic...
  • At Universal Studios, students get a crash course in filmmaking

    At Universal Studios, students get a crash course in filmmaking
    A 12-year-old girl crouches into a corner in an alley, talking on a cellphone. The tone of her voice, her body language and her facial expressions convey distress. Nearby, another girl holds a boom microphone over her as other 10- to 13-year-olds look...
  • Burbank Unified Teacher of the Year: 'I think forever I wanted to be a teacher'

    Burbank Unified Teacher of the Year: 'I think forever I wanted to be a teacher'
    It takes Dorothy Hernandez at least five minutes to walk through Washington Elementary’s school yard to reach Room 29 where she teaches third grade. In what would normally be a two-minute walk, the delay is in all the students lining up for hugs...
  • Burbank Unified improves high school exit exam scores

    Burbank Unified improves high school exit exam scores
    State education officials this week released data showing that 94% of high school sophomores in Burbank Unified last year passed the English test needed to graduate, while 93% passed the math portion of the test. The figures represent the results of...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank Unified's bulging parent packet

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank Unified's bulging parent packet
    I’m so glad the Burbank Unified School District gives parents the opportunity to pick up all necessary forms before school starts. The so-called parent packet used to be given out the first day of school with only one night to complete the...