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September 29, 1988 | Associated Press
The Education Department on Wednesday issued a report to help governors, state legislators and educational committees assess the performance of public schools. "There's not much point in trying to improve schools unless you can measure whether the efforts are working," Chester E. Finn Jr., assistant secretary of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, said in a statement. "We're long past the days when good intentions and lots of activity were acceptable signs of movement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1988
About 200 worried students closeted themselves with instructors Wednesday in an effort to prevent a reputed raffle for grades in the pan-African studies department from damaging the overall minority learning program at Cal State Northridge. Afterward, both students and faculty declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1989 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Despite strong encouragement from teachers to mind his own business, California Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig on Tuesday waded into the middle of the Los Angeles school district labor crisis by calling on classroom instructors to accept the district's latest pay offer.
NEWS
February 6, 1989 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District board and its teachers' union on Sunday night narrowed their differences on salary increases in a year-old contract dispute. But what was to be non-stop bargaining between top officials for both sides broke off late Sunday on a sour note after eight hours of talks at district headquarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
In an effort to keep the pressure on the Los Angeles Unified School District to accept their contract demands, teachers will not file mid-term grades, due April 7, with district offices, United Teachers-Los Angeles President Wayne Johnson said Thursday. If the district responds, as it did last semester, by threatening to withhold teachers' pay, Johnson said teachers will strike on May 1 instead of at the end of the school year in June.
NEWS
March 27, 1989
The Los Angeles Board of Education today will consider a 10-year, $431-million plan aimed at reversing academic failure, particularly among poor, minority students. The plan incorporates many ideas that school districts are increasingly adopting to fight chronically poor test scores and high dropout rates. Programs emphasize smaller classes and strong early education, as well as ways to restructure school management, shifting authority to individual schools and to teachers.
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March 27, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
Faced with grim statistics showing pervasive low achievement, the Los Angeles Board of Education today will consider approving an ambitious 10-year, $431-million plan aimed at reversing years of academic failure, particularly among poor, minority students. The plan incorporates many far-reaching ideas that big and small school districts throughout the country increasingly are turning to as possible solutions to chronically poor test scores and high dropout rates.
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