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By Rachel Kane | November 3, 2007
BURBANK — A new amplification system is saving teachers’ voices this year at Luther Burbank Middle School. Lightspeed, the name of the system, works by using a wireless microphone around a teacher’s neck to project the teacher’s voice through four speakers at each corner of the classroom. Teachers have used the system — which costs about $1,000 to $1,500 to install in each classroom — at John Muir Middle School since the campus piloted the system for the district last February.
NEWS
October 8, 2003
Molly Shore After Alicia Ritchie graduated from college with a journalism degree, she volunteered in a friend's elementary school classroom. That experience was enough to convince the 1993 John Burroughs High School graduate that journalism and public relations were not her calling. "I loved teaching," Ritchie said. "I just knew that it was for me." Ritchie, 28, returned to college, earned her teaching credential and is in her first year as a second-grade teacher at Bret Harte Elementary School.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Measure S is a worthwhile investment for our community. For the cost of what a parent, grandparent or neighbor pays for a few candles from one band fundraiser each year, the community gets a huge return - safer, well-maintained schools with technology upgrades needed to enhance classroom instruction. Healthy well maintained schools help to keep our property values strong. Measure S is ultimately an investment in protecting Burbank's economy and its status as a desirable place to live.
NEWS
August 5, 2006
Come September, elementary school children in the Burbank Unified School District will start getting eduction in the arts again. Bravo. This is a crucial element of a well-rounded education, one that has been missing for years now. Burbank Unified is putting arts back into its core curriculum with Arts for All, a 10-year strategic plan to bring back the arts. The district will hire a specialist who will begin instructing teachers in August on how to incorporate first the visual arts ?
NEWS
September 27, 2000
His emotional thermometer rising along with the triple-digit temperatures, Len Haynes decided it was no time for subtlety. Confronted with yet another day in which the mercury in his Burbank High School classroom soared past the century mark, the longtime science teacher elected to send a message to district administrators. He hung two prostate dummies out of his classroom window with signs affixed to their backs reading "No air," and "We're dying in here."
NEWS
January 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Jerry Jones had a goal to help Burbank youth. Jones, president of the Burbank Noon Rotary, worked with club members to raise about $2,000 -- funds that were matched by the Burbank Unified School District -- to provide books for classroom library collections at Robert Louis Stevenson, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Edison elementary schools. The books, which will be delivered in March or April, will go into kindergarten through third-grade classrooms, Jones said.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Gary Moskowitz MAGNOLIA PARK -- Behind the tall fences surrounding construction zones at John Burroughs High School are pools of mud. The first phase of construction at Burroughs -- a $24 million-endeavor that broke ground in April -- will turn that mud into a modernized campus set for completion this fall. The completed project, in its entirety, will cost $39 million. The first phase will include a three-story classroom building and library facing Parish Place; a multipurpose room; a cafeteria; a swimming pool, and a gymnasium.
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By David Laurell | February 4, 2014
Families, friends, supporters, neighbors and students of St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary gathered on the school's campus last week for an open house that included various activities, classroom tours, food and music. This annual event provides parents of students and prospective students, along with members of the community-at-large, the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day and meet with school staff and faculty. Among the performers featured during the day were various bands from the Burbank School of Rock, kindergartners who sang under the direction of Wyomi Fernando and the St. Robert Bellarmine school band directed by David Etterbeek.
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By By Lauren Hilgers | December 7, 2005
Community members nominate John Muir Middle School's Patty Hirsch for the Teacher of the Year Award.If you see a student dressed like Benjamin Franklin or King Tut wandering down the hallways of John Muir Middle School, they are most likely headed to the classroom of sixth-grade teacher Patty Hirsch. Hirsch, who teaches English and social studies at the school, has so impacted the children she instructs that community members have nominated her for the Disney Teacher of the Year Award -- a national award that recognizes teachers for their creativity and ability to promote a learning environment in the classroom.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 6, 2012
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 before the bell rings from the newly named Burbank Unified's Teacher of the Year. Even after school has let out on a recent Friday afternoon, Hernandez' students in the after school program still have their eyes trained on her as they smile and wave back through the windows of her classroom.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
Burbank educators are taking another step toward establishing more technologically advanced classrooms nearly a year after voters passed the $110-million Measure S bond. The bond has emerged as a timely resource for the school district, officials say, as they begin to implement the new Common Core state standards that promote greater use of technology in the classroom, such as multimedia presentations, as well as more in-depth critical thinking, reading and writing skills. School officials estimate it will cost $9 million - or $10,000 per classroom - to bring the 21st-century technology to students.
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By David Laurell | February 4, 2014
Families, friends, supporters, neighbors and students of St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary gathered on the school's campus last week for an open house that included various activities, classroom tours, food and music. This annual event provides parents of students and prospective students, along with members of the community-at-large, the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day and meet with school staff and faculty. Among the performers featured during the day were various bands from the Burbank School of Rock, kindergartners who sang under the direction of Wyomi Fernando and the St. Robert Bellarmine school band directed by David Etterbeek.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 18, 2013
Elementary school students in Burbank will be coached by professional artists in a few months - some may gain experience that could lead to careers, others may simply grow from a nudge to come out of their shells. A $10,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission will help fund a program in which artists from the 24th Street Theatre and the Music Center's department of education will work with the students for five weeks beginning in January. The county's grant was matched by $6,000 from Burbank Unified, paving the way for the artists to visit each elementary school in the district.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 26, 2013
Burbank school officials unveiled a proposal Thursday that would, in part, expand high-speed Internet service throughout district schools by 2017. The cost of the project would be funded by proceeds of Measure S, a bond measure passed by voters in March. Officials, however, said they do not yet have a firm estimate of the price tag. Charles Poovakan, director of information and technology for the district, provided the board during the special meeting with an overview of the district's current computing power and a suggested timeline on how to best build out its technological infrastructure.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Measure S is a worthwhile investment for our community. For the cost of what a parent, grandparent or neighbor pays for a few candles from one band fundraiser each year, the community gets a huge return - safer, well-maintained schools with technology upgrades needed to enhance classroom instruction. Healthy well maintained schools help to keep our property values strong. Measure S is ultimately an investment in protecting Burbank's economy and its status as a desirable place to live.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 6, 2012
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 before the bell rings from the newly named Burbank Unified's Teacher of the Year. Even after school has let out on a recent Friday afternoon, Hernandez' students in the after school program still have their eyes trained on her as they smile and wave back through the windows of her classroom.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | May 5, 2010
At Bliss Unlimited in the Burbank Town Center, everything has a back story. Take, for example, the work of San Francisco-based Serendipity Glass Studio artist Carla Geraghty, an Army wife who creates decorative fixtures and glass vases. Or the bowls made out of recycled candy packaging by kids in India or the bowls made out of recycled telephone wire made in Vietnam. Each art piece and ware the retail gift shop sells can be traced to independent artists around the world — from India and Guatemala to Vietnam and El Salvador.
FEATURES
February 28, 2009
A Los Angeles City College student sued the college recently after his professor allegedly called him a ?fascist? and refused to let him finish an in-class speech opposing same-sex marriage. According to the student, who is a Christian, the professor told him to ?ask God what your grade is? and threatened to expel him when he complained to campus authorities. Some of the students? classmates were reportedly offended by the speech, however, and the dean quoted one of them accusing the student of ?
NEWS
By Natalie Yemenidjian | October 1, 2008
Efrain Valenzuela opened the door to his mobile dairy classroom — an unusual classroom to say the least — to reveal a cow. And his audience was duly impressed. About 60 students sat on the floor of Roosevelt Elementary School’s playground in amazement Monday morning. “Wow,” the children said in unison as Milky Way, the cow, chomped on hay and whisked flies away with her tail. The children unanimously agreed that Valenzuela, of the Dairy Council of California, doesn’t look like he lives in the city.
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