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December 25, 1999
"We need kids who are technologically fearless and creatively empowered. That starts with reading. We have to prove we can do the basics right first. Valley students need talented teachers and clean, uncrowded facilities." NAME: Caprice Young AGE: 34 HOME: Cahuenga Pass PROFESSION: Los Angeles school board member representing much of the East Valley and an executive consultant for IBM. Also president of Hollygrove, a home for abused and neglected children in Hollywood.
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October 9, 2010 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
The founder of a troubled charter school company, one of the nation's largest, has resigned amid an ongoing financial crisis that will result in slashing the organization's payroll by about 25%. The departure of Mike Piscal, 44, who started and ran ICEF Public Schools, was confirmed Thursday night at a meeting with more than 1,000 parents and staff. The austerity measures, which will include midyear layoffs of an undetermined number of teachers, are both fiscally necessary and required by benefactors who stepped forward last week to pledge help, said interim chief executive Caprice Young.
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June 30, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
They were swept into office on the Los Angeles school board four years ago, touted as reformers who would shake up an intractable school district. But after losing their reelection efforts, Genethia Hudley-Hayes and Caprice Young now are packing up their offices and figuring what else to do with their lives. It is a difficult moment for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2008 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Caprice Young, who developed the state's charter schools association into a powerful advocacy and support group, is leaving for an education-related firm. Under the five-year stewardship of Young, urban charters serving low-income and minority students exploded in number. This fall, about 150 charters will operate in the Los Angeles Unified School District -- more than in any school system in the nation. Charters are independently operated public schools that are free from some regulations governing traditional schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2008 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Caprice Young, who developed the state's charter schools association into a powerful advocacy and support group, is leaving for an education-related firm. Under the five-year stewardship of Young, urban charters serving low-income and minority students exploded in number. This fall, about 150 charters will operate in the Los Angeles Unified School District -- more than in any school system in the nation. Charters are independently operated public schools that are free from some regulations governing traditional schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The campaign for the Los Angeles Board of Education district stretching from Silver Lake to North Hollywood has emerged as a bitter contest between two candidates divided sharply by ideas as well as alliances. The incumbent, two-term board member Jeff Horton, is the protege of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg and has the support of three other council members. The challenger, Caprice Young, was groomed and financed by Mayor Richard Riordan, her former boss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2010 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
The founder of a troubled charter school company, one of the nation's largest, has resigned amid an ongoing financial crisis that will result in slashing the organization's payroll by about 25%. The departure of Mike Piscal, 44, who started and ran ICEF Public Schools, was confirmed Thursday night at a meeting with more than 1,000 parents and staff. The austerity measures, which will include midyear layoffs of an undetermined number of teachers, are both fiscally necessary and required by benefactors who stepped forward last week to pledge help, said interim chief executive Caprice Young.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Caprice Young was reelected Tuesday to the presidency of the Los Angeles Board of Education, a post she has held for a year. The 4-2 vote, with one abstention, shows the board is divided in advance of a campaign for a $3.3-billion construction bond measure and labor negotiations this fall. Marlene Canter, David Tokofsky and Jose Huizar backed Young for the presidency--the same group that voted for her one year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to mend "a broken process," Los Angeles school board member Caprice Young will hold a meeting Thursday night for east San Fernando Valley residents concerned about school overcrowding and the way sites are selected for new campuses. "What we have right now is a broken process" that has sometimes failed to involve the community in site selection, said Young, whose district includes parts of the East Valley, one of the most crowded areas in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN
The Board of Education this week appointed a 14-member citizens committee to help guide its nationwide search for a superintendent to replace Ruben Zacarias, who plans to step down Jan. 15. The committee of parents, teachers, administrators, politicians, community leaders--and one student--will assist in weighing the merits of candidates and help the board avoid the kind of ethnic politics that marked Zacarias' early departure after two years on the job. Interim Supt.
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July 22, 2003 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles school board president Caprice Young will head a newly formed organization that seeks to support the more than 400 charter schools in California and help others get started. The organization, which has not yet been named, will merge several current groups, including the California Network of Education Charters, which now represents about 70% of the state's charter schools. Charters are supported by tax money but are exempted from many state regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
They were swept into office on the Los Angeles school board four years ago, touted as reformers who would shake up an intractable school district. But after losing their reelection efforts, Genethia Hudley-Hayes and Caprice Young now are packing up their offices and figuring what else to do with their lives. It is a difficult moment for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2002 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
As the filing period for the local election candidates ended at noon Saturday, the Los Angeles Unified School District race for incumbent member David Tokofsky's seat seemed destined to be a test of Latino resolve. Three of the candidates in that contest are Latinos, while Tokofsky, a former L.A. Unified teacher and two-term incumbent, is a white man of Jewish heritage who speaks Spanish fluently.
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July 3, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Caprice Young was reelected Tuesday to the presidency of the Los Angeles Board of Education, a post she has held for a year. The 4-2 vote, with one abstention, shows the board is divided in advance of a campaign for a $3.3-billion construction bond measure and labor negotiations this fall. Marlene Canter, David Tokofsky and Jose Huizar backed Young for the presidency--the same group that voted for her one year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1999
"We need kids who are technologically fearless and creatively empowered. That starts with reading. We have to prove we can do the basics right first. Valley students need talented teachers and clean, uncrowded facilities." NAME: Caprice Young AGE: 34 HOME: Cahuenga Pass PROFESSION: Los Angeles school board member representing much of the East Valley and an executive consultant for IBM. Also president of Hollygrove, a home for abused and neglected children in Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN
The Board of Education this week appointed a 14-member citizens committee to help guide its nationwide search for a superintendent to replace Ruben Zacarias, who plans to step down Jan. 15. The committee of parents, teachers, administrators, politicians, community leaders--and one student--will assist in weighing the merits of candidates and help the board avoid the kind of ethnic politics that marked Zacarias' early departure after two years on the job. Interim Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1994
I have a message to send to Kristen Perry (Generation X: 'We Tend to Value Things Instead of Life,' May 23). If all you see in our generation is hopelessness, violence, apathy and an overwhelming sense of being lost, you're hanging out with the wrong people. Let me introduce you to the Generation X I know. Look behind successful corporate executives and political figures and you'll see an army of Generation Xers managing their portfolios, cranking out their financial analyses, setting up get-out-the-vote strategies and developing policy recommendations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1998 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a difficult hunt for candidates to run against Los Angeles Board of Education members, Mayor Richard Riordan announced Monday that he will support three challengers and one incumbent, all of whom the mayor said "have the fire in the belly" needed to overhaul Los Angeles' education establishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to mend "a broken process," Los Angeles school board member Caprice Young will hold a meeting Thursday night for east San Fernando Valley residents concerned about school overcrowding and the way sites are selected for new campuses. "What we have right now is a broken process" that has sometimes failed to involve the community in site selection, said Young, whose district includes parts of the East Valley, one of the most crowded areas in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The campaign for the Los Angeles Board of Education district stretching from Silver Lake to North Hollywood has emerged as a bitter contest between two candidates divided sharply by ideas as well as alliances. The incumbent, two-term board member Jeff Horton, is the protege of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg and has the support of three other council members. The challenger, Caprice Young, was groomed and financed by Mayor Richard Riordan, her former boss.
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