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  • Marinello Schools of Beauty closes Burbank campus

    Early Thursday afternoon, the same day that Marinello Schools of Beauty closed its doors amid fraud allegations, two former students, Kristen Allen and Desiree Morris, were sitting on a bench near the shuttered school in Burbank, still reeling from the news. "They didn't [give] us any time, any...

  • Appeals court affirms $3.2M legal fee award to former Burbank Unified employee in sex-abuse case

    Burbank Unified must also pay $200K to former employee in sex-abuse case.

  • Schiff nominates 14 to U.S. service academies

    Schiff nominates 14 to U.S. service academies

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Tuesday that he has nominated 14 students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2020. Four of the five U.S. service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment. NEWSLETTER: Stay...

  • Suspensions, expulsions down in Burbank Unified schools

    Suspensions, expulsions down in Burbank Unified schools

    There were 456 students suspended from Burbank schools during the 2014-15 school year, down from 766 in 2011-12, in what is an ongoing trend of fewer suspensions occurring in Burbank Unified each year — and in schools across the state. Expulsions are also decreasing in Burbank schools — three occurred...

  • Burbank Unified projects drop in student enrollment

    Burbank Unified projects drop in student enrollment

    The number of students attending Burbank's 20 schools is expected to dip below 15,000 during the 2016-17 academic year, according to school officials, who discussed the latest trend during a recent meeting. As of the beginning of January, 15,128 students were in kindergarten through 12th grades...

  • Burbank Unified hires manager to oversee bond funds

    Since Burbank voters approved a $110-million facilities bond in 2013, Burbank school officials have spent about $30 million of it as they’ve made upgrades to classrooms, athletic fields and invested in a more comprehensive technology infrastructure. Now, with $80 million left to spend, the Burbank...

  • YMCA Youth & Government delegates take over Burbank City Hall

    In snappy business attire, a dozen local high schoolers Monday night took over the dais at Burbank City Hall to present and debate three proposed bills they plan to take to Sacramento early next year. It wasn’t a coup. The sharply dressed students were Burbank’s delegates in the YMCA’s Youth &...

  • 'Summer Breeze' program will make room for 122 underperforming students

    Burbank school officials recently agreed to set aside about $100,000 for a summer school program targeting students who are not performing at their grade level, including those who are still learning English or live in low-income households. The “Summer Breeze” program will have spots for 122 elementary...

  • Burbank Unified sets technology upgrade goal

    Burbank Unified sets technology upgrade goal

    Burbank school officials agreed earlier this month to spend $639,500 to upgrade the technology at four elementary schools as part of an extended effort to give campuses new equipment with Measure S bond funds. Edison, Roosevelt, Jefferson and Emerson elementary schools will each receive new cabling,...

  • Burbank, Glendale students' fitness levels fare better than state average

    Burbank, Glendale students' fitness levels fare better than state average

    In tests across six categories, Glendale and Burbank students fare better than the state average.

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