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November 30, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Founded in the Dark Ages and set in the shadow of a Norman castle, King's School is not quite the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but some headmasters are hoping that the Harry Potter magic will help draw American students to British boarding schools such as this one. This week, representatives of King's and 13 other private boarding schools are in Washington on their first mission to recruit American students to a British system of education that they insist is more J. K.
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November 26, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dazzling array of crimson, green and gold leaves that envelops the hilltop Winchendon School on fall days makes for a picturesque setting, but it's not the reason transient basketball players such as Martin Iti flock to this small New England prep school. Iti, a 6-foot-11 Australian, spent the last three-plus years crisscrossing the United States, making two stops at Orange County high schools.
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NEWS
May 31, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A star public high school student turned down by Oxford University but accepted at Harvard with $100,000 in financial aid has become the poster child of a British government war on snobbery. To Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown of the Labor Party, the Oxford medical school's rejection of 18-year-old Laura Spence--a straight-A student from economically disadvantaged northeastern England--is a sterling example of the elitism rampant in Britain's top universities and "an absolute scandal."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana has a message for its star students: Get out of town. Out of the state, even, to some of the country's top boarding schools, where you will have a much better chance of getting scholarships to the nation's best colleges. To prove their point, district officials this month invited recruiters from New England boarding schools to a first-ever forum to persuade parents to enroll their children in institutions thousands of miles away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000
Netsol International Inc., Calabasas, announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary has contracts with eight additional schools in the Swindon Borough Council, England, increasing the total Swindon school system awards this calendar year to approximately $500,000. Netsol International is a global information technology consultant and software developer.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1998 | Reuters
Excite Inc. announced plans to issue a free e-mail account to every British schoolchild as part of Britain's drive to wire all its schools to the Internet by 2002. Redwood City-based Excite, an Internet search engine company, hopes to give Britain's 10 million pupils Web-based electronic mail by the end of 1998. Excite spokeswoman Melissa Walia declined to say how much the e-mail program would cost but said the price will be offset by advertising once sponsors are determined.
NEWS
September 6, 1988 | United Press International
Teen-agers' consumption of junk food and soft drinks are to blame for the rise in soccer hooliganism, delinquency and weekend rural rowdiness, two leading nutritionists said in a report published today. "You cannot hope for good behavior on a junk-food diet, whatever social improvements are made. If only the government, (soccer) authorities and schools realized this, we could start to make progress," said Dr. Damian Downing and Ian Stokes of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Making the transition from middle school to high school can be a daunting challenge even for students used to being at the head of the class. For Jessica Watson, 14, a former honor student at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, the change also involved a move to an exclusive boarding school in New England. Jessica has adjusted to life at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., the oldest boarding school in America, with success, school officials said. She has maintained a 3.
SPORTS
November 26, 2001 | BEN BOLCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dazzling array of crimson, green and gold leaves that envelops the hilltop Winchendon School on fall days makes for a picturesque setting, but it's not the reason transient basketball players such as Martin Iti flock to this small New England prep school. Iti, a 6-foot-11 Australian, spent the last three-plus years crisscrossing the United States, making two stops at Orange County high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana has a message for its star students: Get out of town. Out of the state, even, to some of the country's top boarding schools, where you will have a much better chance of getting scholarships to the nation's best colleges. To prove their point, district officials this month invited recruiters from New England boarding schools to a first-ever forum to persuade parents to enroll their children in institutions thousands of miles away.
NEWS
November 30, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Founded in the Dark Ages and set in the shadow of a Norman castle, King's School is not quite the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but some headmasters are hoping that the Harry Potter magic will help draw American students to British boarding schools such as this one. This week, representatives of King's and 13 other private boarding schools are in Washington on their first mission to recruit American students to a British system of education that they insist is more J. K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2000
Netsol International Inc., Calabasas, announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary has contracts with eight additional schools in the Swindon Borough Council, England, increasing the total Swindon school system awards this calendar year to approximately $500,000. Netsol International is a global information technology consultant and software developer.
NEWS
May 31, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A star public high school student turned down by Oxford University but accepted at Harvard with $100,000 in financial aid has become the poster child of a British government war on snobbery. To Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown of the Labor Party, the Oxford medical school's rejection of 18-year-old Laura Spence--a straight-A student from economically disadvantaged northeastern England--is a sterling example of the elitism rampant in Britain's top universities and "an absolute scandal."
BUSINESS
January 13, 1998 | Reuters
Excite Inc. announced plans to issue a free e-mail account to every British schoolchild as part of Britain's drive to wire all its schools to the Internet by 2002. Redwood City-based Excite, an Internet search engine company, hopes to give Britain's 10 million pupils Web-based electronic mail by the end of 1998. Excite spokeswoman Melissa Walia declined to say how much the e-mail program would cost but said the price will be offset by advertising once sponsors are determined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Making the transition from middle school to high school can be a daunting challenge even for students used to being at the head of the class. For Jessica Watson, 14, a former honor student at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, the change also involved a move to an exclusive boarding school in New England. Jessica has adjusted to life at Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Mass., the oldest boarding school in America, with success, school officials said. She has maintained a 3.
NEWS
September 6, 1988 | United Press International
Teen-agers' consumption of junk food and soft drinks are to blame for the rise in soccer hooliganism, delinquency and weekend rural rowdiness, two leading nutritionists said in a report published today. "You cannot hope for good behavior on a junk-food diet, whatever social improvements are made. If only the government, (soccer) authorities and schools realized this, we could start to make progress," said Dr. Damian Downing and Ian Stokes of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine.
NEWS
January 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Officials of the New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges have warned more than 40 high schools that they may lose their accreditation. They declined to name the schools. The officials blamed the region's economic woes, which have brought budget cutbacks that have cut programs, slashed staffs and left buildings and equipment in neglect.
NEWS
February 12, 1988 | from Associated Press
More than a foot of blowing snow and sheets of ice turned highways into toboggan runs today from the Deep South to New England, closing schools and government offices, halting presidential campaigns and stalling travelers. Gale-force wind tore down 15 stories of metal construction scaffolding around a building in White Plains, N.Y. At least 15 traffic deaths were blamed on the storm.
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