| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:59 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Even if not every student passed the Advanced Placement exam, merely being exposed to the more rigorous course work leading up to the exam makes students stronger in the long run, Burbank Unified officials say.
“The rigor is there. It gets them to...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Students snickering at their gay classmates. Others picking on students with special needs. Shoving. Racially charged jokes.
One by one, teachers at an anti-bullying training session in Burbank this week raised their hands to relay stories of their own...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Katie Hooper has produced an impressive track record at Burbank High over the course of the last four years. When a team has Hooper on its roster, success seems assured.
During her freshman and sophomore seasons, Hooper was the starting goalkeeper for...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Offering what she called a “green New Deal,” Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivered a speech Thursday at Woodbury University in Burbank that focused on jobs, education and the economy.
While President Franklin D....