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June 14, 1995 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ten-year-old Ike Williams shyly tried to explain his invention to the horde of students crowding around him at Flory School in Moorpark. * Dial a number on one of the two old rotary phone dials and an electric signal is sent to a transformer that sends another signal to a small counter, which ticks off the numbers. Dial the number 1 and it clicks off 1. Dial 2 and it clicks off 2, and so on, adding up the numbers. It's an ingenious little "Rotary Adding Machine."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After winning the fight to eliminate Confederate symbols from Quartz Hill High School--which had a Confederate soldier and flag on its school logo--local African American activists have moved on to a smaller battlefield: Quartz Hill Elementary School. The kindergarten through fifth-grade school adopted its mascot--a soldier carrying a sword and a Confederate flag--more than a dozen years ago to align itself with the nearby high school, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1995 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise move Tuesday night, Simi Valley school trustees scrapped a plan to shut down a local elementary school and said they are committed to finding other, less traumatic ways to balance a massive $6-million deficit. The unanimous decision by the Simi Valley Unified School District to "postpone indefinitely" a proposal to close tiny Sycamore School elicited cheers and a standing ovation from about 150 parents who have fought for months to keep the campus open.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995 | TRACY WILSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 12 years, John Baxter has walked through the adobe hallways of tiny Simi Elementary School where his three sons have spent their childhood. Eager to have a hand in their education, he has volunteered at countless school events and has been an active PTA father. Now, he is fighting just to keep the school open. Three central Simi Valley elementary schools--Simi, Mountain View and Sycamore--have been targeted for possible closure because of low enrollment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 36 years after they were last painted, the classrooms of Nestle Avenue Elementary School were redone Sunday by a group of more than 100 parents and volunteers from Wells Fargo Bank. "OK, has anyone ever painted before?" Principal Ed Catlett asked as he dispatched crews of mostly novice painters to 17 classrooms and three offices that were repainted in less than eight hours. It had been decades since the school's interior was redone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1994 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their principal says you wouldn't believe it if you didn't see it with your own eyes. In Jin Duan's class, 10-year-olds are shouting out the solution to 71 plus 5, in Chinese. In Marina Sokolovsky's class, 8-year-olds are chanting a long poem in Russian. In Bert Christensen's class, 7-year-olds are writing the alphabet in Japanese. In Hilge Ziazie's class, 6-year-olds are distinguishing the word for tree from flower in German.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Children at Garden Grove Elementary in Simi Valley would become the first in Ventura County to wear uniforms on a public campus, under a proposal to be discussed by school officials tonight. The plan, backed by Principal Elroy Peterson, would strongly encourage, but not require, the school's approximately 500 students to wear a uniform of navy pants or skirts and white shirts and blouses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
School officials here are looking for a new elementary school site to avoid having to bus students across the Golden State Freeway to attend classes. Castaic Union School District trustees voted 5 to 0 in closed session Thursday evening for a $25,000 feasibility study of a seven-acre site near Camino Del Valle Park. Carmichael-Kemp Architects of Los Angeles will examine the Sloan Canyon Road property to see if its slope, seismic conditions and soil content are suitable for a school.
NEWS
September 19, 1993 | CARL HARTMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Educating girls as well as boys may be the best investment developing countries can make in their futures, according to a new study by the World Bank. Women with even an elementary education raise the living standard in a poor country, argues Elizabeth M. King, one of the study's authors. They have fewer children, take better care of those they do have, work better at home and earn more when they take a job or market their own crops, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | DOUG McCLELLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 257 students at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park, this summer seems truly endless. Officials of the Oak Park Unified School District have postponed their first day of school from Tuesday to Sept. 20. District officials opted to delay the beginning of classes rather than scramble to get the still unfinished school ready in time. Students will make up the eight days of lost class time during the school year.
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