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School is back in session for Burbank Unified. At Burroughs High School on Monday morning, teachers prepared to welcome roughly 2,650 students. In the quad, where posters advertised the Back to School Picnic on Aug. 24 and the Sept. 15 talent show,...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Teachers
The area has seen some outstanding boys' basketball players come through the city's high schools over the decades. In the mid-1960s, a lanky sharp-shooting Lynn Shackelford made a name for himself at Burroughs High. The CIF Southern Section Player of the...
Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia. Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...
Burbank high schools are outperforming many of their counterparts up and down the state in retaining and graduating students, according to data released this week. Of the 1,329 Burbank students who started high school in 2007, 91.4% made it through to...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Graduation
Natasha Middleton's ballet studio and company are evolving in their second decade, but she said she stays true to her main philosophy — perpetuating the tradition of the Ballet Russe while training young dancers for the professional spotlight....
My brother and I were the best of friends when we were in elementary school in Burbank during the mid 1960s. But that changed after I started Muir Middle School and went on to Burbank High School in the '70s. We barely saw one another, even though the...
Tags: Entertainment, Concerts, Photography, Arts, Music Theater
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...
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...
Tags: Education, Teaching and Learning
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...
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...
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...
Tags: Education, Book, Teaching and Learning
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...
Tags: Education, Music, Teaching and Learning, Entertainment, Concerts
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