| May 16, 2012
| 11:07 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
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...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:24 PM
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...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:40 AM
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,...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Local families dependent on free and reduced-price school meals could find it harder to keep their children fed this summer.
The city of Burbank will not be offering its summer parks program and complimentary free meals due to budget cuts, officials...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:31 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:51 PM
With more attention being paid to the potentially tragic effects of bullying, particularly online, Burbank Unified has resurrected a hotline for students to report abuse.
As students prepare to return from summer break, Tom Steele, director of student...