education

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Comic book guide helps consumers avoid used car scams

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Buying a used car can be a risky proposition, but a new consumer guide can help people avoid common pitfalls. The nonprofit Oregon Consumer Justice just released the first edition of its free resource called the Consumer Confidence Comics. This unique guide doubles as an interactive comic […]
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mourning for a popular Burbank teacher found dead in her home

A popular Burbank teacher is being mourned today after her tragic death. Karyn Lombardo was found unconscious in her home in the 800 block of North Avon Street last Tuesday night. According to a Burbank Police news release, “Life-saving measures were taken by officers and paramedics, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.” Apparently, there was some kind […]
Friday, April 26, 2024

Actor John Lithgow learns some new moves at Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Veteran actor John Lithgow gets a dance lesson at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles during the premiere of his new show on PBS SoCal. In “Art Happens Here with John Lithgow,” the Emmy-winning actor gets instruction in modern dance with Caribbean and African styles, especially those of dance legend Katherine Dunham.   🪘ART HAPPENS HERE🪘 Tune in […]
Monday, April 8, 2024

Hundreds of students participate in nationwide eclipse balloon project

By Brett Peveto, Producer/Reporter, Maryland News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   Solar eclipse spectators are gathering in the path of totality today to see the celestial event of the decade. Meanwhile, more than 700 students from colleges and high schools nationwide will launch instruments to study the phenomenon. This afternoon, dozens of teams participating in the NASA-supported […]
Saturday, March 23, 2024

Higher education experts call for more equitable financial aid reform

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Each spring, hundreds of thousands of California high school seniors have to figure out if they can afford to go to college in the fall. Two new reports from the Campaign for College Opportunity look at how to make higher education more affordable. The federal government […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

More Californians earn college degrees, but racial gaps widen

By Suzanne Potter, Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   More and more Californians are going to college, earning an associate degree or higher but racial gaps persist, according to a new report. Researchers from Georgetown University found degree attainment went up almost 6% between 2010 and 2020 but the gap between white adults and Latino or […]
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ex-Burbank schools employee arrested in connection with embezzlement investigation

A 38-year-old Burbank woman is at the center of an alleged embezzlement case at the Burbank Unified School District office. The suspected theft involves at least $10,000 missing from fees collected for the “Around the Bell” afterschool program. “BUSD will bring in a forensic auditor later this month to confirm the full extent of the loss. The district will work […]
Monday, October 26, 2020

Three seats for the Burbank school board on the ballot

Three incumbents on the Burbank Board of Education are facing a tough challenger in the November General Election. There are three school board seats up for election on the Burbank ballot. Running for re-election are Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Steve Ferguson, and Roberta Reynolds. The challenger is an experienced middle school teacher with a doctorate in education, Emily Weisberg. In a […]
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Housing rights workshop to be held in Burbank

Alert for tenants in Burbank! A housing rights workshop is coming up very soon. The workshop will be Monday, February 24, 2020. The location is the Community Services Building, 150 North Third Street, room 104, in Downtown Burbank. The event will run from 6-to-8pm. If interested, you need to RSVP 800-477-5977 ext.1104 TTY 213-201-0867. The event is sponsored by the […]