| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:19 PM
A hot-air balloon that floated above the grassy field at David Starr Jordan Middle School on Monday carried some special passengers — two teachers and three administrators — much to the amazement of the students dozens of feet below....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Burbank educators approached the school board Thursday night to discuss what they believe should be restored in the district as local school officials look to bring back some programs and staff positions that were affected by years of state budget cuts....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Burbank school officials are paving the way for students to become members of an equestrian league just in time for them to compete in a major horse competition at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center on Sunday.
With recent approval by Burbank Unified...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Avid readers of this newspaper know that Luther Middle School teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki received the National Teacher of the Year for 2012, but they might not know why.
She engages her students in the classroom and inspires her fellow teachers, said her...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:10 PM
In Burbank, an anticipated increase in revenues for the school district has educators beginning a new conversation about how to improve the education of local students after years of devastating budget cuts.
On Thursday, the Burbank Unified school board...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Burbank's elementary schools will no longer be able to rely on volunteers to work at libraries that lack a staff librarian, putting an already anemic system further into limbo.
Due to deep cuts to education funding in recent years, Burbank Unified...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:10 AM
A bench, featuring 800 hand-decorated butterflies made by students, teachers and administrators now adorns Thomas Jefferson Elementary, a tribute to the seven species of the brightly colored insects that flutter by the campus.
Parents last week...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Burbank educators and school officials expressed their frustration over the underfunded state education system which they say is partly to blame for high class sizes across the district.
Burbank Unified reported a district average of 29.66 students to...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:10 PM
At Burbank City Hall Wednesday night, aspiring legislators polled the public on potential bills to bring to Sacramento next year — but these policymakers had to finish their high-school homework first.
Student delegates from the Burbank YMCA's...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Burbank school officials will consider implementing a new kindergarten program for the school district’s youngest five-year-olds.
A new junior kindergarten program scheduled to be proposed to the Burbank school board Thursday would provide five...
| Jul 31, 2013
Walking down the street, I couldn't remember which house it was, but suddenly I heard the familiar trombone and it guided me to my destination.
Students of Harold "Hal" E. Wetherwax had made a circle around the grand piano in the living room and they...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:55 AM
After a sophomore season in which South Pasadena High's Claire Kieffer-Wright won a CIF State individual championship, led her squad to a CIF Southern Section Division III team title and was named the All-Area Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year,...