| Mar 30, 2013
After spending 10 years at Burbank High School, Principal Hani Youssef will leave his post to become director of safety and student services for Burbank Unified.
But leaving the school to work at the district's headquarters is bittersweet for Youssef....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
A three-year theater arts initiative designed to strengthen the writing skills of middle school students is drawing to a close as the student playwrights and their collaborators stage a final series of performances of work they've written.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
After months of uncertainty, Burbank Unified officials this week said they will launch a free, pre-kindergarten program for children with fall birthdays for the coming school year.
The decision followed confirmation from Los Angeles County education...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Models strode to and fro, blotting their makeup and adjusting their hair. Designers made last-minute tweaks to hemlines and shoulder straps. A producer looked anxiously at her watch.
The scene backstage at the first Muir Middle School fashion show had...
| Dec 11, 2011
Lillian Hughes reveres the written word, so much so that the fifth-grade Stevenson Elementary School student often spends the lunch hour hunkered down with pencil and paper.
“She loves to write, she would rather write than do almost anything,&...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Burroughs High School seniors will graduate from Memorial Field in May after pushing for a return to the traditional site, officials confirmed this week.
“’Relieved’ is a good word,” said senior Austin Ross. “Everyone I...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Burbank football team comes back in tournament: Despite dropping its first game in the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation flag football championship, the Burbank Fighting Irish battled back....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:09 PM
Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and unfortunate sports stories. Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others just entertained us.
Although many of the stories deserve...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:16 PM
High school students looking to erase low grades from their transcripts have a new digital tool at their disposal.
The Burbank Unified School District, in collaboration with the Burbank Adult School, will test an online-based, grade-improvement...
| Mar 17, 2012
Jeans and T-shirts were replaced with flowing white robes and leafy crowns at Jordan Middle School on Friday as sixth-grade students engrossed themselves in their studies of ancient Greece.
Part history lesson, part cultural celebration, Greek Day is...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
As new federal laws mandate more fruits and vegetables in school lunches, cafeterias in Glendale and Burbank are making adjustments to their menus. The transition, they say, has been fairly smooth.
Two years after the Healthy, Hunger-Free Eating Kids...
| 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 —...