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  • Letter: Charter school isn't the best route

    The June 14 edition of the News-Press reported a decision of the Burbank Unified School District to approve a charter school designed specifically for Armenian students. The same edition carried an editorial questioning the advisability of such a charter school when language-immersion programs in Glendale have proven to provide a successful alternative. I agree with the editorial that mainstream is better.
  • Seeing Stars: Music programs are changing the tune for students

    Seeing Stars: Music programs are changing the tune for students
    Some of my favorite stories as a freelance reporter are those about how music and arts programs make a positive difference in young students' lives. The idea that we wouldn't balance music and art with academics in education is sinful to me. There are...

    Diplomats visit dual-language classes

    Diplomats visit dual-language classes
    Franklin Elementary students welcomed two foreign diplomats to visit their dual-immersion German classes over the course of two consecutive days this week. On Friday, Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann of the German consulate in Los Angeles...

    Giligia Charter Academy misses deadline to disclose location

    Burbank school officials said they had not yet received an address where Giligia Charter Academy would operate, though that information was due Monday. The charter's lead petitioner, Julia Yeranossian-Aghishian, declined to disclose the school's address...

    Burbank school officials vote in favor of new charter school aimed at Armenian immigrants

    Burbank looks to be getting a new charter school — one aimed at recent Armenian immigrants — following a vote by school board officials last week. In addressing school officials at last Thursday’s board meeting, Julia Yeranossian-...