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May 19, 1993 | TOMMY LI
Team-teaching concepts, learning through real-life experiences and early intervention programs for elementary school students--those are the marks of a California Distinguished School. This month, Edison elementary became the only Glendale campus among 178 statewide to be honored this year, officials said. A total of 500 from the state's 4,900 elementary schools had applied for the 8-year-old award. "It's a validation of our efforts," Edison Principal Joanna Junge said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1996
Browsing through the bookshelves at Roosevelt Elementary School in Long Beach, state schools Supt. Delaine Eastin knew in a instant how to help an already strong reading program: new books. One of the titles that caught her eye, "Famous Negro Athletes," was published in 1964. Another offered a profile of the now-defunct Soviet Union. "[These books] don't belong in a library," Eastin said. "They belong in a museum."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1996
Browsing through the bookshelves at Roosevelt Elementary School in Long Beach, state schools Supt. Delaine Eastin knew in a instant how to help an already strong reading program: new books. One of the titles that caught her eye, "Famous Negro Athletes," was published in 1964. Another offered a profile of the now-defunct Soviet Union. "[These books] don't belong in a library," Eastin said. "They belong in a museum."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993 | TOMMY LI
Team-teaching concepts, learning through real-life experiences and early intervention programs for elementary school students--those are the marks of a California Distinguished School. This month, Edison elementary became the only Glendale campus among 178 statewide to be honored this year, officials said. A total of 500 from the state's 4,900 elementary schools had applied for the 8-year-old award. "It's a validation of our efforts," Edison Principal Joanna Junge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1988
Five elementary schools and 11 intermediate schools in Orange County have been chosen for honors by the state Department of Education. Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig nominated a total of 47 elementary schools in California, including the five in Orange County, as California's nominees for the 1987-88 National Elementary School Recognition program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1995
An increasing number of students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District may force changes in attendance boundaries as early as September, officials said this week, despite earlier assurances to parents that revisions could wait until the 1996-97 school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1999 | MAIJA-LIISA NAGARAJAN
The 704 children of Westlake Hills Elementary stepped outside their classes Tuesday to join a celebration honoring their school as a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon institution. Westlake Hills, at 3333 Medicine Bow Court, was one of 17 elementary schools in California and 266 in the United States to be recognized for academic scores, parent volunteering, and teacher and community support. Jeff Rapoport, a sixth-grader and student body president, said he wasn't surprised the school was honored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK
Fenton Charter School in Lake View Terrace is one of the first city schools to reduce class sizes and possibly the first school in California to shrink classes from kindergarten to the third grade. The independent, year-round school began its day Monday with a 20-to-1 student-teacher ratio in the four grade levels, dispersing the 740 students into 37 classrooms. The school hired nine new teachers for the change.
OPINION
December 16, 2001
"Lack of Qualified Teachers Undermines State Reforms" (Dec. 12) highlights the quandary facing education reformers in attracting excellent educators to poorer-performing schools. It is important to realize that today teachers in Watts are paid no more than those in wealthy schools, even though they face more day-to-day challenges, such as fewer resources and ailing, overcrowded classrooms. We must rely on more than just the goodwill of teachers who choose to work in the inner city because it is a socially responsible act. Rather, we must provide real financial incentives to attract the best and the brightest where they are needed most urgently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2000
California's youngest students are doing better in reading and math, according to the state's first Academic Performance Index progress report. They are making dramatic gains in the primary grades, where the state's emphasis on stronger teaching, systematic reading instruction and smaller classes began. Not so in the higher grades, where fewer students are improving, posing a greater challenge for parents, teachers, local school boards, Sacramento and even Washington.
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January 5, 1989 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
Like the faces of the children on its playground, John Marshall School in Glendale is changing. The single-story facade of the elementary school at Broadway and Chevy Chase Drive, familiar to generations, is about to become obscured. Construction began during the Christmas break on a $2-million, 2-story classroom addition that will overshadow the old building, reconstructed in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration.
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