February 20, 2012 |
It's more than a little ironic that the same Arizona Legislature that spearheaded a ruthless, racially charged campaign against illegal immigrants also banned K-12 ethnic studies classes on the grounds that they promote hatred and division. Who knew Arizona's Republican majority, as expert as it is at hyperbole and invective, was so committed to fostering healthy race relations in the Grand Canyon State? Last month, after a court fight against the ban, the governing board of the Tucson Unified School District pulled the plug on its Mexican American studies program, which teachers say was designed to help middle school and high school students navigate in a complex, multiethnic world.
May 8, 2010 |
At the main entrance to a campus in Tucson, a sign greets visitors with "Welcome to Tucson High, Home of the Largest Xicano Studies Program in the Nation." "Xicano," or Chicano, studies is a 14-year-old program in the Tucson Unified School District that offers classes from elementary through high school in topics such as literature, history and social justice that emphasize Latino authors and history. In the wake of Arizona's adoption of a law to crack down on illegal immigration, such classes are the subject of another ethnically tinged fight in the state.
March 29, 2013 |
You won't want to miss this special; On May 1 -- National Pole Dance Day -- you can take a pole dancing class in Las Vegas for just $10. Fitting, yes? Or more like fitness. The classes are in what's being called “pole fitness,” and they will be taught at Shine Alternative Fitness , a few miles southwest of the Strip at 6415 S. Tenaya Way. Shape magazine listed Shine as one of the “ Coolest Fitness Clubs in America .” A variety of classes will be offered to meet various skill levels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1997
The Community Services Department is offering a four-week series of Jazzercise classes starting this month. The jazz-dance exercise course is based on simple movements to a variety of music styles. Classes are open to anyone 16 and older and are at the Huntington Beach gym and pool facility, 1600 Palm Ave. Tuition is based on the number of classes a week. A $16 once-a-week course will be from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. on consecutive Saturdays, March 1 to 22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1988
As a teacher who did not participate in the reported "sickout" at Santa Ana High School on March 17 and who was on campus for the entire school day, I wish to inform parents of the students that the district statement that "no classes were canceled" is incorrect. In fact the entire third period was canceled, in effect canceling about 100 classes. The time normally scheduled for the third period was called "second period" by the administration, and this "second period" was followed by "fourth period."
September 8, 1985
Beginning this month, contractor A. T. (Tom) Horsfall will teach "Innovations in Construction" classes aimed at people who plan to build a new house or remodel an existing one. Offered at Los Angeles City College and Cal State Los Angeles, the class is available in two parts, with the first a prerequisite for the second, Horsfall said. At City College, Part I will be offered beginning Tuesday through Nov. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at $200.
August 26, 2010 |
Go back, through a universe of chalk dust and repeating bells, to a classroom outfitted with a line of squat stoves, a long table stacked with dry goods, a row of teenage girls mixing dough in dented bowls, writing down the equation of a good pie in notebooks tracked by ink and flour. It was 1980, and my freshman high school class was taking home economics, learning how to make a pot of stew, set a proper dinner table, bake and frost a cake, as the last months of the Carter administration clicked down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2010 |
Aaron Glimme's Advanced Placement chemistry students straggle in, sleepy. It is 7:30 a.m. at Berkeley High School. The day doesn't officially begin for another hour. They pull on safety goggles, measure out t-butyl alcohol and try to determine the molar mass of an unknown substance by measuring how much its freezing point decreases. In the last school year, 82% of Berkeley's AP chemistry students passed the rigorous exam, which gives college credit for high school work. The national passing rate is 55.2%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992
There are two important considerations omitted from the story ("Classroom Space at a Premium," Times Valley Edition, June 30) concerning hordes of students unable to enroll in community college classes in the Valley because of overcrowding: 1. It is true that almost all of the general education courses in the community colleges fill early and are closed to latecomers. But of those students fortunate enough to enroll, the percentage who actually complete the classes is seldom more than 65%, and sometimes less than 50%. Most colleges try to compensate by overloading classes at the start of the semester.
August 28, 2013 |
Baby Einstein? Meet Baby Ronaldo. An L.A. soccer academy is targeting toddlers as young as 18 months, with a half-dozen students taking part in weekly classes to foster social and soccer skills at the earliest possible moment. Note that some of the young strikers can't speak yet and diapers are an issue. As they say, you've got to walk before you can run. These days, guess you have to dribble before you can run as well. But, hey, don't be so judgmental. Yet. Because in the world of youth sports, just when you think you've seen it all, you haven't really seen it all. The toddler soccer classes were created by Stewart Cunningham, a former English youth star with a love of soccer and the realization that, for most young soccer players, too early may not be early enough.