| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:36 PM
Charlene Tabet, who benefited mightily from outside spending in the Burbank Unified school board race, handily won a seat Tuesday, joining incumbent Larry Applebaum as the two top vote-getters.
Of the 11,123 ballots cast, Applebaum claimed 5,858 while...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:07 AM
The class clown from Mr. Gadberry's high school art class has made good — and how. Rebecca Mieliwocki teaches seventh-grade English at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank — but not next year.
Instead, she'll be on the road as the National...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:31 PM
It takes Dorothy Hernandez at least five minutes to walk through Washington Elementary’s school yard to reach Room 29 where she teaches third grade.
In what would normally be a two-minute walk, the delay is in all the students lining up for hugs...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis
The 15th Annual Mayors’ Cup Golf Tournament hosted by the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis was held on April 27 and it went very well. Former and current city of Burbank Mayors and all their golf playing friends, as well as our...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Fifteen years after Burbank voters overwhelmingly passed a $112.5-million school bond, it appears they are ready for an encore.
A survey commissioned by Burbank Unified shows support for a proposed $110-million bond extension — which would fund...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Burbank Unified teacher and longtime Glendale resident Rebecca Mieliwocki was named Thursday as one of four finalists for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year award.
“I have been led by some remarkable people, teachers and administrators alike,...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 17. Teachers in Burbank learned that bullying is more than just “kids being kids.”
The California Teachers Assn. hosted the first district-wide, anti-bullying training for Burbank Unified...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:42 PM
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,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Flanked by her family and colleagues, President Obama today called Burbank Unified teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki — the 2012 national Teacher of the Year — “the definition of ‘above and beyond.'”
Mieliwocki, a Glendale...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Six months into her post as National Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki has traveled throughout California, to 11 states, and to Russia, China, Singapore and Japan.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” the Burbank Unified teacher said. “...