Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCompton Ca Education
IN THE NEWS

Compton Ca Education

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1999 | JULIE HA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual effort to fix its beleaguered schools, the Compton Unified School District announced this week that it will post letter grades--similar to those displayed at Los Angeles County restaurants--at each of its 38 campuses. The district will post grades ranging from A through F at the schools' main entrances, beginning March 31, officials said.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting in nursing class, waiting for an instructor who would not show up that September day, Kortney Tatum and Tiffany Brown shared their frustrations. Why doesn't Centennial High School, they asked each other, provide more teachers, tougher classes, newer textbooks, and better facilities?
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The academically struggling Compton Unified School District, which barely avoided a state takeover this week, is facing another assault from its most persistent critic and an unanticipated financial crisis. Compton Unified escaped the takeover when Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have authorized state control on the grounds that the school system is failing to educate its students properly. Assemblyman Willard H. Murray Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2000
A judge on Thursday ordered the Compton Unified School District to stop using a new grading system that factors standardized test scores and a reading assessment into the marks awarded on student report cards. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs ruled that the district's practice of altering grades given by teachers violates state regulations.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 3 1/2 years since the state Department of Education took control of the debt-saddled Compton school district, many buildings have fallen deeper into decay and disrepair: Leaky roofs sometimes drive students and teachers out of their classrooms. Broken windows are left unrepaired for months, leaving textbooks and school materials exposed to the elements and vandals. Most classrooms have no heating or air conditioning, forcing students to endure cold or sweltering temperatures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political cronyism and mismanagement have sent the Compton Unified School District into an academic and financial tailspin in which the desires of adults running its schools have regularly taken precedence over the needs of students, a county report concluded Tuesday. In a harshly worded document that marked the latest in a long series of blows to the district, the Los Angeles County Office of Education said the Compton school system is crippled by a lack of leadership.
NEWS
February 23, 1998 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
More than four years after the state took control of Compton's schools, the Compton Unified School District has signed a $5.4-million contract with a private firm, Sylvan Learning Systems, to tutor students there in reading and math. Well known to suburban parents seeking to boost their children's academic skills, Sylvan already operates in more than 100 public schools in cities including Baltimore, Washington, Detroit and Chicago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME
Gov. Pete Wilson has signed a bill that would authorize the state to run the Compton Unified School District until its academic programs improve. The legislation makes the Compton school system the first in California to operate under state control for academic reasons. The bill will have little immediate impact, however, because state officials are already managing the financially struggling school system as a condition of an emergency $10.5-million loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a two-year tenure beset by financial problems, low test scores and a near state takeover, the Compton school board dismissed Supt. J.L. Handy on Tuesday night. "The only way we could move forward was to make a change," board President Kelvin Filer said. "The morale of all the employees of the district was at an all-time low." The board ousted Handy in a 4-3 vote less than two months after placing him on three months of probation for alleged mismanagement and dereliction of duty.
NEWS
October 11, 1989 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Targeting children as young as 5, the Compton Unified School District on Tuesday joined with the private, nonprofit group California Tomorrow and three area colleges in an unusual, five-year experiment aimed at lowering high school dropout rates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1999 | JULIE HA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual effort to fix its beleaguered schools, the Compton Unified School District announced this week that it will post letter grades--similar to those displayed at Los Angeles County restaurants--at each of its 38 campuses. The district will post grades ranging from A through F at the schools' main entrances, beginning March 31, officials said.
NEWS
February 23, 1998 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
More than four years after the state took control of Compton's schools, the Compton Unified School District has signed a $5.4-million contract with a private firm, Sylvan Learning Systems, to tutor students there in reading and math. Well known to suburban parents seeking to boost their children's academic skills, Sylvan already operates in more than 100 public schools in cities including Baltimore, Washington, Detroit and Chicago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1998 | BILL BOYARSKY
You've read a lot of negative accounts of life at Compton High School. Now meet Monique Boyce, 18, Compton High class of '97, currently a freshman at Stanford University. She had been in the Compton schools since the fifth grade, educated in a system that has been victimized by mismanagement, incompetence and years of disregard for the welfare of students. The students are predominantly Latinos and African Americans who, for the most part, come from poor and working-class homes.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 3 1/2 years since the state Department of Education took control of the debt-saddled Compton school district, many buildings have fallen deeper into decay and disrepair: Leaky roofs sometimes drive students and teachers out of their classrooms. Broken windows are left unrepaired for months, leaving textbooks and school materials exposed to the elements and vandals. Most classrooms have no heating or air conditioning, forcing students to endure cold or sweltering temperatures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME
Gov. Pete Wilson has signed a bill that would authorize the state to run the Compton Unified School District until its academic programs improve. The legislation makes the Compton school system the first in California to operate under state control for academic reasons. The bill will have little immediate impact, however, because state officials are already managing the financially struggling school system as a condition of an emergency $10.5-million loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Political cronyism and mismanagement have sent the Compton Unified School District into an academic and financial tailspin in which the desires of adults running its schools have regularly taken precedence over the needs of students, a county report concluded Tuesday. In a harshly worded document that marked the latest in a long series of blows to the district, the Los Angeles County Office of Education said the Compton school system is crippled by a lack of leadership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1998 | BILL BOYARSKY
You've read a lot of negative accounts of life at Compton High School. Now meet Monique Boyce, 18, Compton High class of '97, currently a freshman at Stanford University. She had been in the Compton schools since the fifth grade, educated in a system that has been victimized by mismanagement, incompetence and years of disregard for the welfare of students. The students are predominantly Latinos and African Americans who, for the most part, come from poor and working-class homes.
NEWS
October 11, 1989 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Targeting children as young as 5, the Compton Unified School District on Tuesday joined with the private, nonprofit group California Tomorrow and three area colleges in an unusual, five-year experiment aimed at lowering high school dropout rates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Compton Unified School District is facing an unanticipated $4.9-million deficit that could force it into bankruptcy before year's end and expose it to a takeover by county or state education officials. Officials disclosed the deficit at a school board meeting Wednesday. "This district will not likely be able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the year," said the report, sent to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a two-year tenure beset by financial problems, low test scores and a near state takeover, the Compton school board dismissed Supt. J.L. Handy on Tuesday night. "The only way we could move forward was to make a change," board President Kelvin Filer said. "The morale of all the employees of the district was at an all-time low." The board ousted Handy in a 4-3 vote less than two months after placing him on three months of probation for alleged mismanagement and dereliction of duty.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|