CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1999 |
Amid all the acrimonious debates about what's best for the nation's schoolchildren, one goal has won nearly universal acclaim: increasing parents' involvement in education. Yet a new study by Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research group in New York, appears to contradict the current thinking of many education reformers that parents should take a stronger role in school governance.
May 26, 1991 |
It seems that every decade must be known for one thing--whether it is the "free love" of the 1960s or the greed of the 1980s. One investment expert maintains that the 1990s will become known for a newfound emphasis on culture and education. If you talk to young parents, you'll probably see some evidence of this theory. It seems that nearly every new or soon-to-be parent is talking about signing the children up for school when they're practically still in the womb.
February 14, 1989 |
A large and growing minority of California children face a grim future of poverty, poor education and health problems unless social services deal better with immigration and the changing nature of families, according to a new study by a think-tank composed of education experts from Stanford University, UC Berkeley and USC.
April 11, 1998 |
Lawmakers voted to build state-run boarding schools to house and educate children from poor families and troubled neighborhoods. The measure's passage made Minnesota the first state to return to the old-fashioned notion of providing publicly funded orphanages for children who are poor but who have been neither jailed nor removed from an abusive home. Once built, Minnesota's "residential academies," as they are called, will essentially be year-round, 24-hour-a-day boarding schools.
September 7, 1994 |
The kids of the TV generation, now bringing up the personal computer generation, are grappling with new behavioral challenges just as their parents did. And they're learning that childhood use of a PC--like sugar, TV and garage chemistry sets--is best when it's done in moderation. Researchers have started looking at how families handle PCs as sales of the machines, use of on-line computer services and the sophistication gap between parents and children grow.
February 8, 1995 |
John Olguin spent part of his day, as he often does, watching the children go by, wide-eyed and full of wonder. They hardly noticed the bearded, gray-haired man as they walked past him by the hundreds. They were busy discovering a new world--one displaying its brilliance before their very eyes. Being first- and second-graders, mostly from inland schools, some had never seen the ocean before, much less the critters that live in it.
July 4, 1991 |
"Hooked on Books," KCET Channel 28's summer literacy series, is back for a third season, hoping to persuade children that there are worlds to discover in the written word. A joint effort with the Southern California Library Systems, Cal State Northridge and the Regional Educational Television Council, it got under way this week and will run weekdays on Channel 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for four more weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1994 |
Hundreds of young inventors with dreams of fame and cable TV infomercials will present their creations at Irvine Valley College's annual invention fair today at noon. Organizers promise the inventions will blend common-sense solutions to everyday problems with the imagination only a child could muster. Last year's projects included a solar-heated toilet seat warmer, a hamster leash, a stamp-licking machine and a remote-control vacuum.
October 4, 1998 |
Can private schooling for poor children help the U.S. economy? Prominent business people, public officials and leading residents of 38 cities across the land said they could, as the group launched a scholarship program last week that will award $140 million to the parents of 35,000 elementary schoolchildren.
August 7, 1993 |
Shakespeare wrote about the "sweet power of music." Now scientists are finding that the bard was more correct than perhaps even he knew. A team of UC Irvine researchers released results of a pilot study Friday that they said strongly indicates that music education stimulates the brains of preschool children and enhances learning. The children in the study could perform certain tasks better after having music training, the researchers said.