| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Even if not every student passed the Advanced Placement exam, merely being exposed to the more rigorous course work leading up to the exam makes students stronger in the long run, Burbank Unified officials say.
“The rigor is there. It gets them to...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Students snickering at their gay classmates. Others picking on students with special needs. Shoving. Racially charged jokes.
One by one, teachers at an anti-bullying training session in Burbank this week raised their hands to relay stories of their own...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 17. Teachers in Burbank learned that bullying is more than just “kids being kids.”
The California Teachers Assn. hosted the first district-wide, anti-bullying training for Burbank Unified...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The smell of tacos wafted down the hall at Jordan Middle School Tuesday, beckoning visitors to the culinary arts lab where students busied themselves at their cooking stations.
But instead of reaching into plastic packaging, or even the refrigerator,...
| May 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
An international filmmaking and acting school has opened in Burbank. Its operators plan to create opportunities for students and graduates by developing connections with local production companies and studios.
The International Academy of Film and...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Katie Hooper has produced an impressive track record at Burbank High over the course of the last four years. When a team has Hooper on its roster, success seems assured.
During her freshman and sophomore seasons, Hooper was the starting goalkeeper for...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:02 PM
A gaggle of oil-spattered students stood beneath a raised Acura Integra in the auto shop at Burbank High School Tuesday, reaching their hands into its undercarriage.
“The old transmission had a hole in it, so we are replacing it with another one...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Offering what she called a “green New Deal,” Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivered a speech Thursday at Woodbury University in Burbank that focused on jobs, education and the economy.
While President Franklin D....
| May 11, 2012
| 5:15 PM
McKinley Elementary School families are accustomed to browsing titles penned by prominent authors at their annual book fair. Next year, there will be some familiar names in the mix.
Scholastic officials made a surprise visit to the Burbank campus...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Parents, community members and school district officials descended on Providencia Elementary to read books to students for more than an hour Friday morning.
The 20th annual tradition brought nearly 60 volunteers to the campus to read to students in...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Burbank Unified will be one of just a few school districts statewide to get a $75,000-grant to help adult education students transition to higher education, officials announced Thursday.
Grant recipients had to demonstrate a “clear and...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:01 PM
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...