| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
The New Year brings a time of reflection and hope. The Media City has plenty to look forward to in 2014, though the calendar seems packed with development. The airport is planning to open its transportation center, two hotels are slated to break ground,...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Joaquin Miller Elementary students gathered in the school's quad Friday morning to see the unveiling of a new plaque bearing the name of Gail Copeland, who served as the school's principal for 19 years.
Current Principal Judy Hession, who worked under...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Out of 75,000 eligible educators, Burroughs High School teacher Jill Tobin stands among 16 chosen as Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year.
“It’s totally humbling,” she said. “I feel like I don’t deserve this any more than...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Elementary school students in Burbank will be coached by professional artists in a few months — some may gain experience that could lead to careers, others may simply grow from a nudge to come out of their shells.
A $10,000 grant from the Los...
| 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,...
| 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...