| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Burbank Unified improved its overall score on the all-important state index that measures student achievement, according to data released Wednesday.
The district’s overall score on the Academic Performance Index improved by 13 points to 846 —...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Burbank Arts for All Foundation kicks off its inaugural gala, titled “Party on the Plaza,” by honoring a local company and two individuals — Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Burbank teacher Beth Morrison and Burbank PTA Council...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:31 PM
He put up big numbers, made a huge impact and enjoyed a wildly successful freshman season.
Marcus LoVett Jr. also earned his share of awards locally, including being named CIF Southern Section Division V-A Player of the Year, Liberty League Player of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:12 PM
With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
| 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...
| 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...