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June 26, 1994
In "Let's Teach Future Teachers the Right Way," (Valley Commentary, June 12), professors Carolyn Ellner and Jan Mendelsohn complain that the Legislature keeps coming up with tasks for the teachers in dealing with their students, leaving no time for the education professors to deal with those tasks in the 30 units that prospective teachers must take to receive their credentials. At no place in this self-serving plea did the authors indicate just what it is they do to fill up those 30 units.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997
In your endorsement of Los Angeles School Board candidates (March 26), you were too quick to dismiss District 4 candidate Valerie Fields' perspective as an educator and a parent of four children who went through the Los Angeles schools. I believe she is best prepared to take on LAUSD's challenges. Fields has taken the time, on many occasions, to discuss details of her plan to transform schools, and to give more choice and authority to local parents, teachers and principals. As the dean of the College of Education at Cal State Northridge, I have worked with Fields on a wide range of education issues.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1993
In response to "A Seductive Proposition" (Valley Commentary, July 4): Carolyn Ellner espouses that the school voucher initiative would create a two-class system of haves and have-nots. She should come out of her ivory tower at Cal State Northridge and realize that we already have a two-class system. On one hand, we have the private school system--a system which has high graduation rates, high standards of discipline, an environment conducive to learning, no graffiti, the right to have religious teaching, no guns on campus, no gang violence, etc. The drawback: It is only available to the rich and middle-class families who must make substantial sacrifices to pay the tuition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest round of the debate to break up the massive Los Angeles Unified School District, a top San Fernando Valley educator and a city councilman representing the northeast San Fernando Valley on Tuesday endorsed efforts to create smaller city school systems. Carolyn Ellner, dean of the School of Education at Cal State Northridge, and Councilman Richard Alarcon of the 7th District, expressed support for efforts to dismantle the school district as a way of improving local education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997
In your endorsement of Los Angeles School Board candidates (March 26), you were too quick to dismiss District 4 candidate Valerie Fields' perspective as an educator and a parent of four children who went through the Los Angeles schools. I believe she is best prepared to take on LAUSD's challenges. Fields has taken the time, on many occasions, to discuss details of her plan to transform schools, and to give more choice and authority to local parents, teachers and principals. As the dean of the College of Education at Cal State Northridge, I have worked with Fields on a wide range of education issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1993
As the principal of a small parochial school in Van Nuys, I must take exception to several of Carolyn Ellner's statements in "Voucher Initiative Is an Empty Promise" (Sept. 26). She implies that private school teachers and administrators are unqualified, uncredentialed and certainly not "good." Ms. Ellner should learn more about her topic before speaking up. Our school charges $2,450 a year in tuition, less than the proposed $2,600 under the Proposition 174 voucher system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The results of California's achievement tests show that most Los Angeles city school students are barely proficient in reading and writing and an even greater number have minimal math skills. The state's second California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) tests measure the ability of fourth-, eighth- and 10th-grade students to read, write and solve math problems against tough, statewide standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest round of the debate to break up the massive Los Angeles Unified School District, a top San Fernando Valley educator and a city councilman representing the northeast San Fernando Valley on Tuesday endorsed efforts to create smaller city school systems. Carolyn Ellner, dean of the School of Education at Cal State Northridge, and Councilman Richard Alarcon of the 7th District, expressed support for efforts to dismantle the school district as a way of improving local education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1993 | HENRY CHU
A leading San Fernando Valley business group has thrown its support behind the LEARN proposals to overhaul the Los Angeles public school system. The executive committee of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., which represents 350 businesses, voted unanimously Monday to support the plan put forth by the Los Angeles Educational Alliance for Restructuring Now, a coalition devoted to reforming city schools. The LEARN proposals call for vast decentralization of power.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1999
A veteran educator from Ohio has been chosen to head the Cal State Northridge College of Education. Philip Rusche, dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at the University of Toledo since 1983, will assume his new duties Aug. 1. Rusche, 60, will succeed Carolyn Ellner, who retired last year after 16 years as dean. Mary Katherine Tetreault, vice president of academic affairs at Cal State Fullerton, has been interim dean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The results of California's achievement tests show that most Los Angeles city school students are barely proficient in reading and writing and an even greater number have minimal math skills. The state's second California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) tests measure the ability of fourth-, eighth- and 10th-grade students to read, write and solve math problems against tough, statewide standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1994
In "Let's Teach Future Teachers the Right Way," (Valley Commentary, June 12), professors Carolyn Ellner and Jan Mendelsohn complain that the Legislature keeps coming up with tasks for the teachers in dealing with their students, leaving no time for the education professors to deal with those tasks in the 30 units that prospective teachers must take to receive their credentials. At no place in this self-serving plea did the authors indicate just what it is they do to fill up those 30 units.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1993
As the principal of a small parochial school in Van Nuys, I must take exception to several of Carolyn Ellner's statements in "Voucher Initiative Is an Empty Promise" (Sept. 26). She implies that private school teachers and administrators are unqualified, uncredentialed and certainly not "good." Ms. Ellner should learn more about her topic before speaking up. Our school charges $2,450 a year in tuition, less than the proposed $2,600 under the Proposition 174 voucher system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1993
In response to "A Seductive Proposition" (Valley Commentary, July 4): Carolyn Ellner espouses that the school voucher initiative would create a two-class system of haves and have-nots. She should come out of her ivory tower at Cal State Northridge and realize that we already have a two-class system. On one hand, we have the private school system--a system which has high graduation rates, high standards of discipline, an environment conducive to learning, no graffiti, the right to have religious teaching, no guns on campus, no gang violence, etc. The drawback: It is only available to the rich and middle-class families who must make substantial sacrifices to pay the tuition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1993 | SAM ENRIQUEZ
The School of Education at Cal State Northridge will receive a $125,000 grant to improve methods of teaching science and mathematics to aspiring and working teachers, campus officials said. The grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation is to establish a teaching and research laboratory that will be used by about 500 education students and working teachers each year, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Cal State Northridge officials will travel to Washington next week to accept an award for a university program that helps new teachers thrive in the classroom. A 1991 Christa McAuliffe Award, one of eight given nationwide by the American Assn. of State Colleges and Universities, will be given to CSUN in recognition of "creating new strategies for ensuring the quality of graduates in the field of education."
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