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March 19, 2005
Burbank Unified School District overall: 751 -- 2004 API base 2004 statewide rank 2005 API target ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Walt Disney 779 7 780 Elementary Thomas Edison 789 8 790 Elementary Ralph Emerson 818 8 A Elementary Bret Harte 807 8 A Elementary Thomas Jefferson 837 9 A Elementary William McKinley 747 6 750 Elementary Joaquin Miller 787 7 788 Elementary ...
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May 3, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Kindergarten registration for the 2000-2001 school year begins this week. To register, parents or guardians must show utility bills to establish residency and the child's birth record, written evidence of immunizations and tuberculosis screening. The registration times for Burbank's 11 public elementary schools are listed below. Bret Harte Elementary: beginning Thursday, register from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. daily.
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January 23, 2002
Gary Moskowitz RANCHO DISTRICT -- It's the illumination of the imaginary light bulb that Heather Reichard sees above her students' heads when they understand a lesson that makes the local teacher love her job. Reichard, a second-year sixth-grade language arts/social studies teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, was one of about 50 first- and second-year teachers to recently attend a new teacher support meeting....
NEWS
June 29, 2002
Molly Shore Burbank resident Eric Mischel did more than simply disagree with the court ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance's "under God" violates the Constitution's mandate to separate church and state. Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision Wednesday, but later put it on hold. After Goodwin's ruling, Mischel wrote to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer telling them that the Pledge of Allegiance has been an integral part of education, and should not be banned.
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December 8, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Four more schools in the district will start getting face lifts this year. Joaquin Miller, Robert Louis Stevenson and Walt Disney elementary schools and John Muir Middle School are slated for a $22-million modernization and expansion project, some of which should be completed as early as fall 2002. Ali Kiafar, chief facilities and development superintendent, said the project will include the replacement of all utility lines, installation of air conditioning, addition of new windows, ceilings, office and library remodeling, new lights, flooring, media cabinets and new public announcement and fire alarm systems.
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February 28, 2001
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- After spending Monday morning at Joaquin Miller Elementary School, Russian Minister of Education Vladimir M. Filippov said he's planning on using his newly gained knowledge of American schools in his country. During his eight-day tour of the United States, Filippov made a quick stop at Miller to view the American education system at work, specifically the school's Project Citizen. Project Citizen, which is also used in Russian schools, is an educational activity that teaches students about public policy by having them research issues affecting the community, as well as developing solutions to the problems.
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By Max Zimbert | October 2, 2009
BURBANK — The latest standardized test results released by state education officials Tuesday showed significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white and minority students in the Burbank Unified School District. Latino students gained 20 points on the Academic Performance Index, a vital state-mandated benchmark, compared with the year prior, according to the report. And while students with learning disabilities remained the lowest-scoring test takers, they gained almost 20 points to be proficient in English language arts and mathematics.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
The California Department of Education released Stanford 9 scores for Burbank schools Monday. The standardized exam is given to students in grades 2-11 each spring. Students in grades 2-8 are tested in reading, math, language and spelling. Grades 9-11 are tested in reading, math, language, social science and science. The chart below contains subject scores by grade for each school in the district, with 50 set as the national average. Also listed are 1999 scores and the percentage change between the two years.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 13, 2013
Joaquin Miller Elementary students gathered in the school's quad Friday morning to see the unveiling of a new plaque bearing the name of Gail Copeland, who served as the school's principal for 19 years . Current Principal Judy Hession, who worked under Copeland for six years before she retired in 2003, also named its quad, "Copeland Courtyard. " Most of Miller's 700 students also wore purple on Friday, the former principal's favorite color. The former educator, who was known for putting students first and never wanted to take credit for the school's overall achievement, once oversaw 125 employees and 1,000 students at Miller when it was at its most populated.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 10, 2013
Educators at Joaquin Miller Elementary School on Friday will dedicate their quad to the late Gail Copeland, a longtime Burbank educator who served as principal of the school for 19 years. A 1957 graduate of Burbank High, Copeland spent over 42 years as an educator with Burbank Unified, beginning as a fourth-grade teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary in 1961. She worked at Bret Harte and Washington elementary schools before she began teaching at Miller in 1975 and served as the school's principal from 1984 through 2003.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 4, 2013
The nearly 700 students at Joaquin Miller Elementary have raised more than $2,700 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippine Islands last month, killing and displacing thousands. Fifth-grade teacher Melissa Pamperin, whose brother works at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, helped spark the fundraising campaign when she shared photos and images of the damaged city of Tacloban to her students, who suggested they raise money for the victims. The city, about 360 miles southwest of the capital, was one of the hardest hit by the storm.
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By Max Zimbert | October 2, 2009
BURBANK — The latest standardized test results released by state education officials Tuesday showed significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white and minority students in the Burbank Unified School District. Latino students gained 20 points on the Academic Performance Index, a vital state-mandated benchmark, compared with the year prior, according to the report. And while students with learning disabilities remained the lowest-scoring test takers, they gained almost 20 points to be proficient in English language arts and mathematics.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 12, 2008
Joaquin Miller Elementary School Wednesday was named a California Distinguished School for 2008, after a rigorous, months-long application and assessment process. School officials learned in October that Miller was on a list of schools eligible to apply for the designation — having met Academic Performance Index and Adequately Yearly Progress accountability standards — and submitted an application that received a perfect score, Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said. Miller is one of 343 elementary schools in 39 counties in the state to receive the award, according to the office of Jack O’Connell, the state superintendent of public instruction.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 9, 2008
Joaquin Miller Elementary School Wednesday was named as a California Distinguished School for 2008, after a rigorous, months-long application and assessment process. School officials learned in October that Miller was on a list of schools eligible to apply for the designation — having met Academic Performance Index and Adequately Yearly Progress accountability standards — and submitted an application that received a perfect score, Deputy Supt. Joel Shapiro said. Then the Distinguished School Program sent a team to Miller to validate the information contained in the application, visiting classrooms, going through school documentation and interviewing administrators, teachers, students and parents, he said.
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By Rachel Kane | November 3, 2007
BURBANK — The wait is over for a new assistant principal at Joaquin Miller Elementary School. The district’s board of education approved the appointment of David Kubela as the school’s new assistant principal at Thursday night’s board meeting. Kubela will officially fill the position Nov. 13, after a few months of vacancy following former assistant principal Sandra Cavalheiro’s departure to take a new job as principal at Walt Disney Elementary School.
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March 19, 2005
Burbank Unified School District overall: 751 -- 2004 API base 2004 statewide rank 2005 API target ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Walt Disney 779 7 780 Elementary Thomas Edison 789 8 790 Elementary Ralph Emerson 818 8 A Elementary Bret Harte 807 8 A Elementary Thomas Jefferson 837 9 A Elementary William McKinley 747 6 750 Elementary Joaquin Miller 787 7 788 Elementary ...
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