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May 13, 2013 | By Michele Siqueiros
California has proved to be a land of opportunity where hard work delivers prosperity and nurtures innovation. Its human capital has helped the state develop into the world's ninth-largest economy, which attracts nearly half of the venture capital in the nation. But this opportunity and success have not reached everyone, and the California dream is in danger of slipping away. Today, California ranks first in the country in the number of working low-income families. "Working Hard, Left Behind," a new study conducted by the Campaign for College Opportunity, found that millions in the state are working hard but are increasingly left behind.
January 16, 1995 | JON NALICK
Registration is continuing for spring semester adult education classes and Regional Occupational Program classes in the Garden Grove Unified School District. Enrollment is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Education Center, 11262 Garden Grove Blvd., and Chapman-Hettinga Education Center, 11852 Knott Ave. Both sites are open for evening registration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The new semester begins Feb. 6. Through the classes, students can earn a high school diploma, prepare for U.S.
September 30, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR
The teen years can be trying times for parents and children. To help parents form better relationships with their teenage and preteen children, the Ventura Unified School District is sponsoring a series of five workshops throughout October called "A Time for Parents." The workshops, offered through Ventura Adult Education, are designed to help parents strengthen bonds with and foster academic success in their children. Margaret Barker, a psychologist, will teach the classes.
October 21, 1990
The Baldwin Park Unified School District Adult School has received an award for "Outstanding Adult Education and Literacy Programs" from the U.S. Department of Education. The adult program has 10,000 students and 225 staff members.
Rosalind K. Loring, a nationally recognized expert, college administrator and author on adult education, has died at the age of 78. Loring, who was for many years an adult education executive at UCLA and then USC, died Dec. 18 of cancer in her Los Angeles home, USC officials announced this week. A 1978 nationwide survey ranked her among the 25 people in U.S. history who had made the greatest contributions to adult education.
The Oxnard Union High School District may scrap its adult education program--which serves 17,000 students--because of a new state law that would make the program a financial liability, district officials said Thursday. The district's threat came after recent legislation put a 5% cap on the amount of money districts are allowed to charge their adult education programs for overhead, drastically cutting district revenue.
May 19, 1993
I have been an educator for 18 years, the last 10 in adult education, so I was not pleased to read that 17,000 of our students may not be able to continue their education. The Oxnard school district's business manager, Bob Brown, has indicated that he does not want to put the high school programs in jeopardy by spending money on adult ed. He seems to conveniently forget that more than 400 high school students are enrolled in adult education classes, and without these classes, the students will not graduate.
March 5, 1989
In reference to the Torrance user fee services article (Times, Feb. 10.), I am a strong believer in the 100% individual fee-for-service concept. Some examples are the utilization of national parks, private aviation and boating, etc. Also a surcharge should be assessed for excessive library use. In regard to senior discounts, I heartily approve of those by private enterprises, such as coffee shops, restaurants, beauty and barber shops, etc. However, for public facilities, such as adult education, there should be a means test similar to those for school lunches.
May 12, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS
Students protesting the elimination of Oxnard's adult education program are expected to show up en masse tonight at a meeting of the Oxnard Union High School District. Organizers of the protest expect as many as 500 students to attend the 7 p.m. meeting at district headquarters at 309 S. K St.
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