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NEWS
March 26, 2003
Laura Sturza Some Burbank students are learning that doing their homework pays off -- literally. Through a new after-school program run by the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank, Children are learning about earning and spending money at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. "We earn points [that are rewarded with club bucks] for doing our homework," said Stacey Deitch, 9, who is enjoying the "101 Dalmatians" DVD she bought. The first- through fifth-graders cash in their bucks for snacks, toys and books donated by local businesses.
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NEWS
March 20, 2002
Maya Kukes HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Homework help is just a computer away for local students. Children in fifth through 12th grade can get homework assistance via the Internet at a computer at Burbank Central Library. The program connects students to a tutor for up to 20 minutes of homework help in math, science, social studies or English. Students sign up for an allotted time. The free service is offered to students from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
March 20, 2002
Dear Mr. Weepul: Will Rogers is not alone in his criticism of the QSP/Readers Digest fund-raiser assemblies you conduct at our elementary school. A year ago, I addressed the school board with concerns about the range of commercialism in public schools, and how frequently at odds it can be with educational goals. As an example, I told them how my tearful and indignant kindergartner insisted it was his homework to supply QSP/Readers Digest with the names and addresses of his out-of-state grandmas, grandpas, uncles and aunts.
NEWS
March 6, 2002
Maya Kukes MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Children at the Boys & Girls Club were in for a shock Monday afternoon when they came to the club to do their homework. Gone were the mismatched bookshelves, frayed posters and cramped desks in the club's homework room. Over the weekend, volunteers from IKEA worked to give the room a snazzy makeover, complete with fresh light-blue paint, new bookshelves, chairs and desks, framed posters and magazine organizers.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Jenna Bordelon MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Seven hundred kids need a little help with their reading, homework and athletic skills. They are looking to the community to provide that help. The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank is hoping to find dedicated volunteers who are willing to donate at least one hour per week to helping an at-risk child. Mentors are needed to improve the reading skills of kids from 7 to 18. Tutors are wanted to assist kids with homework after school.
NEWS
February 2, 2000
GAINS WELL-CONNECTED TEACHER Burbank High School computer teacher Kathy Weiser's involvement with the educational Web site yourhomework.com has eliminated the excuse "I forgot my homework at school" from her students' vocabularies and earned the school $750 in the process. Weiser, who has been at Burbank High for 13 years, was named a winner in yourhomework.com's Participation Point contest for using the free service to post her class and homework assignments on the Internet.
NEWS
January 26, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- With the assignments posted each day on the Internet, Kathy Weiser said students in her Burbank High School computer science class can no longer claim they didn't do their homework because they left the work at school. Weiser, who has been posting her class assignments on the educational site yourhomework.com for about a year, was recently named a winner in the company's Participation Point contest. She won $500 for her class and $250 for the school.
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