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.
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.
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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.
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June 20, 1994 |
Tim Saunders, 52, is a proud father. His son, Scott, received his master's of business administration degree from UC Irvine on Saturday. But Scott Saunders, 25, is also a proud son. His father received his MBA from UCI on Saturday, too. "He has a really good work ethic," the younger Saunders said about his dad, a Laguna Hills resident who founded Mission Pest Control. "He gets a lot out of his time. With work and school, he still goes out and does social events. It's really impressive."
December 17, 1995 |
As most of his classmates are still stretching and yawning in their beds, Jose Delgado shivers in the dark, waiting to begin his 75-minute journey to school. The 8-year-old's daily bus trip from Berendo Middle School west of downtown is a circuit through neighborhoods like his own: urban swaths of large families and cramped living that have far outpaced local schools' capacities.
March 19, 1991 |
When a Radcliffe graduate stopped by the college a few years ago to open an early file for her child, admissions officials took it in stride. Like others before her, the woman said she was eager to put her offspring on an early track to her alma mater. But when the officials asked for the age of the future applicant, the answer left them stunned. The child hadn't been born yet--but the woman was pregnant and wanted to plan ahead.
October 17, 1997 |
Fitting the mind of an adult into the body of 6-year-old is a tough squeeze. Finding a place in the public school system that satisfies the needs of that mind and that body is tougher still. This is the search that consumes Leila Levi, a former schoolteacher who refuses to accept second-best for her son, Levi Meir Clancy. How smart is Levi?