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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992
We should applaud Laguna Beach for making community service a requirement for graduation from high schools. I believe the students will likely end up reaping more benefits than the community since their participation may well boost their self-esteem by discovering that they do have something to offer their community. Perhaps we should go a step further by requiring all parents to be actively involved in their education process. Those who fail to comply may be compelled to pay a fee which would supplement our schools' dwindling budgets.
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OPINION
June 15, 1986
Once again an atheist has won without much trouble from the educators of our land. Weak-kneed and full of false interpretation, our Los Angeles Board of Education knuckled down to atheist James Brodhead over the age-established custom of blessing school graduations by a prayer of benediction on behalf of students beginning their life outside of high school influence. Graduates at Van Nuys High School were robbed of a blessing on their futures because Brodhead's little boy Dan wanted a "religion-free graduation."
NEWS
June 8, 1990 | United Press International
A federal court Thursday, acting on the request of two graduating seniors, stopped a high school from holding a prayer service during commencement. Drew Brody and Jennifer Hohnstine, who are to graduate from Downingtown Area High School today, asked for the order Thursday, saying that the benediction, to be delivered by a minister, makes non-Christians feel like "second-class citizens." U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO
A special graduation ceremony for about 150 Latino students at Cal State Northridge is scheduled today in the school's University Club garden. First held in 1969 by a group of Chicano students and professors looking to assert their cultural identity at the school, the annual Chicano/Latino Graduation ceremony now celebrates the range of Latin American heritages at CSUN. At the event, friends and family members will be treated to folklorico dance performances and live music.
SPORTS
July 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nearly twice the percentage of white athletes as blacks graduated from college the last five years, according to a study by the NCAA. The findings, released Wednesday, are the first part of an academic study of 3,288 athletes from 85 Division I schools who entered college in 1984 and 1985. Black athletes graduated at a 26.6% rate, compared to 52.2% for whites and 45.7% for all athletes. The women's rate was almost 54%, compared with the men's 42.3%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle over whether Joe Neal graduates tonight may not be over yet. School officials signaled Wednesday that they will resume their bid to discipline the Bassett High School senior for distributing fliers portraying the principal as a dictator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will deliver the keynote address Friday as the Valley Leadership Institute honors 25 new graduates. The leadership institute, a nonprofit organization directed by business and civic leaders to educate and train Valley residents on important local issues, recently completed its seventh yearlong program, said Debbie Adelsberg, program coordinator. "The goal is to educate, to train, to get people more involved in their communities," Adelsberg said.
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