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May 11, 1997 | DAVE LESHER and RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Determined to make California's closely watched class-size reduction program a success, Gov. Pete Wilson will propose using unanticipated tax revenues generated by the state's surging economy to boost spending on the program to $1.5 billion, which would extend the program to 1 million more children, senior administration officials said Saturday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles Unified School District trustee has advised Woodland Hills residents that they may have to sue the school system if they want to block 600 charter school pupils from being sent to Taft High. Board member Steven Zimmer's suggestion came as hundreds of parents and students crowded into Taft's multipurpose room last week to protest the district's offer to turn over 24 of the high school's classrooms to Ivy Academia. Ivy Academia's operators would send pupils in grades 6 through 12 to the west San Fernando Valley high school under the tentative offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1992
Our readers wrote letters throughout 1992, expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters to help us remember the events that mattered to Orange County readers this past year. We would like to thank the readers who took the time to share their views, and we look forward to hearing from them and others in 1992. Locking students out of classrooms as a cure for tardiness? How desperate, how uninspired, how adversarial and punitive.
OPINION
May 1, 2008
Re "L.A. Unified is rethinking offers of space," April 26 I applaud Deputy Supt. Ray Cortines for reviewing charters on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses. Last year, I was told that a charter school would be taking over "unused" classroom space at my school. The district never asked me how many classrooms were available or how they were being used. We lost a computer lab, a tutoring room, ESL classes for adults and space for students receiving emotional counseling. Our enrollment is growing, and we will be even more squeezed for space this fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001
Re "Davis Proposes Longer Year for Middle Schools," Jan. 7: Any teacher will tell you the most important reform that will keep students from failing is to reduce class size. Gov. Gray Davis is correct that middle school students should not be forgotten; however, adding six weeks to the school year is not the answer. Having students sit in overcrowded classrooms for six more weeks or for another hour a day will lead to more frustration and failure. The answer to the problem is to build more classrooms.
NEWS
February 20, 1986
The school district is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who set fire to a wing of the Barranca Elementary School Jan. 5. The fire destroyed four classrooms, causing an estimated $450,000 in damage, said Sidney Stokes, the district's assistant superintendent of business services. He said replacement of the classrooms, at the corner of Barranca and Workman streets, will not be completed until August.
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