August 26, 2005 |
Matt Leinart could tango with teammates at the Rose Bowl if USC wins a third consecutive national title. The Heisman Trophy winner might perform the Nightclub Two-Step in New York if he wins another. This much is certain: As the Trojans' senior quarterback pursues those milestones on the field this season, he will waltz through the fall semester in the classroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2005 |
Campus presidents of the California State University system held a forum with African American community leaders in Los Angeles on Thursday to find ways to boost black students' enrollment at the 23 campuses. In 2004, only about 5.8% of the nearly 320,000 undergraduate students enrolled in the Cal State system were African American, the university reported. In contrast, 8.1% of all K-12 public school students in the state are African American, according to the state Department of Education.
September 15, 2003 |
Missing from the schedule of many students this year is one class that used to be a given: physical education. From North Carolina to Hawaii, gym classes have been squeezed out of the school day -- a trend that parallels a national increase in childhood obesity. In 1991, 4 in 10 high school students took daily PE classes; 10 years later, barely a third did. In 1980, just 5% of school-age children were severely overweight; 20 years later, the number had jumped to 15%.
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February 16, 1999 |
The boy with the huge brown eyes knew so little English when he started first grade last August that the school lumped him with the lowest achievers. He came from a poor, uneducated family that spoke only Spanish to a public school where new laws forbade bilingual teaching. Fast forward six months: Rigo Ureno is one of the top three students in his English-speaking classroom in Anaheim.
September 28, 1991 |
The UC Irvine men's basketball team has lost a potential starter with the departure of Cornelius Banks, a junior forward who failed to successfully complete academic work required for him to remain in school. "Mr. Banks is no longer a student at the University of California Irvine," Coach Rod Baker said Friday. "I'm disappointed he's not with us. We'll miss his playing ability, his basketball skills. But we still have student-athletes. You have to do both parts." Banks, who averaged 7.
August 8, 1990 |
Freshmen John McCartney, a Times' All-County defensive back from Lincoln High, and Michael Landry, a cornerback from Marrero, La., have been declared ineligible to play football at San Diego State this fall, Coach Al Luginbill said Tuesday. McCartney failed to score 700 points on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Landry a 15 on the American College Test, the minimums required by the NCAA for freshman eligibility.