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August 27, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials first said they were sorry that school crossing guards had been left out of their budget. It was, they said, a mere slip of an accounting pencil, a mistake that they would try to correct. But on Thursday county officials said they would not provide any of the $1.8 million needed to pay for 180 crossing guards working intersections at 132 elementary schools.
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August 15, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles Unified elementary schools made strong gains on the Stanford 9 test for the third consecutive year, but the district's high schools once again failed to improve, according to data released Tuesday. Students in grades 2 to 5 showed consistent improvement on the state's basic skills exam. That progress appeared to reach middle schools for the first time, where sixth-grade gains resembled those in the elementary schools.
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August 21, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Many of the kids had never held a golf club in their lives, but Friday they happily putted balls back and forth at El Cariso Golf Course. Nine fifth-graders from Haddon Avenue Elementary school in Pacoima came to learn to play golf as part of an innovative partnership with their school, the golf course and the office of Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar). About 35 kids from the school will take free weekly lessons in small groups for about a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Many of the kids had never held a golf club in their lives, but Friday they happily putted balls back and forth at El Cariso Golf Course. Nine fifth-graders from Haddon Avenue Elementary school in Pacoima came to learn to play golf as part of an innovative partnership with their school, the golf course and the office of Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar). About 35 kids from the school will take free weekly lessons in small groups for about a month.
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December 10, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A Pacoima man who last month pleaded no contest to sexually molesting female students at Burton Elementary School was sentenced Monday to 120 days in jail and ordered to undergo psychological counseling, the prosecutor said. Jesus Fabian Hernandez, 27, was arrested in September after Burton officials notified police that seven girls, ages 8 to 11, had accused the former teacher's aide of improperly touching them on their legs, thighs and breasts while he assisted them at computer terminals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Los Angeles Unified elementary schools made strong gains on the Stanford 9 test for the third consecutive year, but the district's high schools once again failed to improve, according to data released Tuesday. Students in grades 2 to 5 showed consistent improvement on the state's basic skills exam. That progress appeared to reach middle schools for the first time, where sixth-grade gains resembled those in the elementary schools.
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September 16, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
From preschoolers, who dressed up as little birds in yellow paper hats and danced the los pajaritos , all the way up to sixth-graders who belted out a history of Mexican independence, students at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando marked Mexican Independence Day on Wednesday with exuberance and pride. Dressed in the red, white and green of the Mexican flag, students shook maracas made of milk cartons filled with beans and waved colored streamers tied to their wrists.
NEWS
January 20, 1994
Two local elementary schools have been nominated by the California State Department of Education for a national award given to outstanding schools. Kettering Elementary in Long Beach and Gardenhill Elementary in La Mirada are among six elementary schools in Los Angeles County and 40 statewide to be chosen last month as candidates for the Blue Ribbon Schools Award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
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April 27, 2002 | CLAIRE LUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly three dozen elementary schools in Los Angeles County have been designated California Distinguished Schools. The Newhall district, with five winners, has the most of any district in the county. The 247 schools selected throughout the state include 34 in Los Angeles County, 36 in Orange County and eight in Ventura County. Criteria for the award, which honors elementary and secondary schools in alternate years, include test scores, curriculum, use of technology and parent involvement.
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December 31, 1997 | NANCY CLEELAND and KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The calendar showed that the new moon would appear Tuesday night, but to be sure, Muzammil H. Siddiqi sent nearly a dozen planes above the clouds Monday to search for it. As president of the Islamic Society of North America, the Cal State Fullerton professor couldn't take any chances. As it turned out, the moon showed up on time, marking a new month on the Islamic lunar calendar and setting off one of the most spiritual periods of the year for America's estimated 6 million Muslims--Ramadan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A Pacoima man who last month pleaded no contest to sexually molesting female students at Burton Elementary School was sentenced Monday to 120 days in jail and ordered to undergo psychological counseling, the prosecutor said. Jesus Fabian Hernandez, 27, was arrested in September after Burton officials notified police that seven girls, ages 8 to 11, had accused the former teacher's aide of improperly touching them on their legs, thighs and breasts while he assisted them at computer terminals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
From preschoolers, who dressed up as little birds in yellow paper hats and danced the los pajaritos , all the way up to sixth-graders who belted out a history of Mexican independence, students at O'Melveny Elementary School in San Fernando marked Mexican Independence Day on Wednesday with exuberance and pride. Dressed in the red, white and green of the Mexican flag, students shook maracas made of milk cartons filled with beans and waved colored streamers tied to their wrists.
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August 27, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County officials first said they were sorry that school crossing guards had been left out of their budget. It was, they said, a mere slip of an accounting pencil, a mistake that they would try to correct. But on Thursday county officials said they would not provide any of the $1.8 million needed to pay for 180 crossing guards working intersections at 132 elementary schools.
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April 25, 1993 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Dr. Elisa Nicholas takes her stethoscope and antibiotics to an elementary school in Long Beach, she walks into a whirlwind. Parents sit in the waiting room with sick babies bundled in their laps. The wail of an infant pierces the room. The school nurse ushers in a boy who has poked his eye with a pencil. One school employee translates instructions to a parent in Cambodian. Another translates for the nurse in Spanish.
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February 21, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
Fewer than 20% of Ventura County public schools improved their standing in a state achievement ranking last year, a sign many local campuses still have a long way to go to ensure all children master California's rigorous new academic standards. About half of the 153 schools included in the state ranking released by education officials Thursday showed no change, while one-third lost ground, according to a Times analysis.
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