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September 9, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and LILY DIZON and LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As school districts across Southern California struggled to cope this week with an unprecedented space crunch on elementary campuses, many discovered a similar dilemma unfolding in their adult schools. Enrollment in citizenship classes has surged, forcing districts to scramble to open new classes to meet the demand created by a threatened cutoff of government aid under new welfare reform laws.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2009 | Howard Blume
The Board of Education voted Tuesday to file an unfair labor practice charge against the teachers union in hopes of winning a court injunction to stop a one-day strike planned for later this month. "Teachers have a contractual obligation to be in our classrooms instructing students every day," Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said in a statement. "This work-stoppage . . . is dangerous, illegal and irresponsible." Leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles have acknowledged that the strike violates the union contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2013 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
After receiving a completely bogus moving violation for making a rolling stop in Chinatown, I decided to go to traffic school to keep my insurance costs in check. To my surprise, I learned that they still held traffic school in actual classrooms and not just online. The online courses' advertised rates were cheaper - in some cases by half - than the brick-and-mortar variety. Who would pay more to watch gory traffic films with strangers when you could stay home in your pajamas?
NATIONAL
December 16, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
NEWTOWN, CONN. - Grief counselors and child psychologists from throughout the country gathered at Reed Intermediate School on Sunday morning to prepare for another day of consoling the heartbroken and traumatized families of this New England town. Next to the registration tables, in one of the school's brightly lighted art classrooms, three volunteers in red T-shirts put out paint brushes, arranged stuffed animals and spread out puzzle pieces decorated with candy canes for kids to put back together.
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.
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