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Burbank schools uniformly exceeded the much-coveted Academic Performance Index score of 800, according to 2010-11 data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. Leading the pack was Stevenson Elementary School, which earned a score...
Burbank Unified achieved what few districts across the nation can claim: Every single campus beat the federal student testing benchmark last school year — a score of 800 on the Academic Performance Index. The achievement was made all the more...
Current school board member Roberta Grande Reynolds is a Burbank native, and a member of a three-generation Burbank family. As a child she attended Franklin Elementary, Luther Middle School and Burbank High School. Her two adult daughters also attended...
Current school board member Ted Bunch has lived in Burbank for 24 years, and taught in Burbank Unified from 1962 to 1999. A military brat, Bunch attended Glendale Community College and San Fernando State College, eventually earning a general secondary...
Leader backs Bric, Gabel-Luddy for Burbank City Council A down economy, ongoing police oversight issues, impacts of a new airport transit center and a behemoth Universal City development adjacent to Burbank, a possible high-speed rail corridor —...
Three current Burbank Unified school board members and one challenger have filed preliminary papers to run in next year's election. Incumbents Roberta Reynolds, Ted Bunch and Dave Kemp will seek to protect their seats against challenger Gregory Bragg in...
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. Plenty among us also feel that our education system has become too test-centric. And at the intersection of the two lies the SAT, the most dreaded, derided and feared test...
It's rare for a high school junior to earn a top score of 2400 on the SAT college test. It's even more uncommon to notch a composite top score of 36 on the ACT test. But Aseem Jha, a 17-year-old at Naperville North High School, recently found out that...
In an era where test scores dominate discussions about education, a handful of schools received state recognition Friday for their physical fitness programs. Other groups were singled out for arts programs or career education. Warren High School in...
The job of veteran teacher Ricardo Gonzales was on the line before a state review panel. He's a respected elementary school instructor who tutors students and coaches soccer on his own time. But the L.A. Unified School District wanted to fire him...
Michelle Rhee, head of an influential education advocacy group that backs using student test scores to evaluate teachers, this week fended off accusations that she failed to pursue evidence of cheating when she ran the District of Columbia school system....
Re "Gates' warning on test scores," Editorial, April 11 Bill Gates has figured out what those of us in education have known all along: Standardized tests are pretty good at identifying students' academic strengths and weaknesses, one of them being test-...
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