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Emily's high school boyfriend likes to play a little game with her. Resting his 180-pound frame on her slight 17-year-old body, he holds her down by her wrists until they bruise, tickling her until she starts to cry and loses her breath. He won't stop until she calls him "Daddy." If she goes out, she must call him as soon as she returns home. Most important, she is allowed to talk to only three girls at school, and he had better not catch her talking to any guys--or else.
September 12, 2009 | Seema Mehta
A proposal to place a novel whose teen protagonist is raped and considers suicide on a reading list for high school students is raising concerns among Temecula school district trustees. The school board is expected to decide Tuesday whether to allow the book, "Speak," by Laurie Halse Anderson, to be taught in sophomore English classes. The book first came before the board in August, but trustees delayed action after they heard a summary of the plot, which involves a teenage girl dealing with the aftermath of getting drunk at a party the summer before her freshman year and being sexually assaulted by a senior.
There seemed to be as many NCAA staffers as media types in the room for the pre-convention luncheon with Executive Director Cedric W. Dempsey. Similarly, turnout by the membership has decreased. The number of preregistered delegates dropped about 20% from 1997, most of the shortfall accounted for by Division I members. So, has the NCAA restructured its convention all the way out of public view? Major changes impacting Division I schools won't be happening in full view.
February 13, 2009 | Tony Barboza
High schoolers will have an easier time earning diplomas after the school board decided this week to reduce graduation requirements from 240 to 220 credits. The board of Orange County's largest school district voted 4 to 1 late Tuesday to cut world geography, earth science, health, and college and career planning as required courses as a way to retain more students. Administrators and school counselors said the move will free up jammed student schedules and boost graduation rates. Santa Ana raised its requirements in 2000 to among the state's strictest, saying the higher standards would challenge more students to aim for college.
May 8, 1990 | JOHN IRWIN, JOHN IRWIN, a sociology professor at San Francisco State University, is the author of three books on the American prison system. Irwin was convicted on an armed robbery charge in 1952 and was paroled in 1957. The Times asked his views on prisoner rehabilitation. and
After years of minor convictions for minor offenses, some jail time and finally a prison sentence, I decided it was time to change. I began to prepare myself for release from prison by polishing up on high school courses and taking a few college correspondence courses. When I was released, I enrolled at San Francisco State. In those years (1950s) there was a very developed rhetoric about rehabilitation and there was some attempt to actualize that rhetoric.
August 7, 1986
Mark Keppel High School in Monterey Park, John Muir High School in Pasadena and San Marino High School each have 16 students enrolled in Caltech's Summer Secondary School Science Project. Caltech has 370 young scholars from 18 states and five foreign countries taking special math and science courses, including molecular biology, physics, trigonometry and calculus. The classes supplement standard high school courses and are taught by Caltech undergraduates.
December 29, 1988 | Associated Press
American high school students have an alarming deficiency of economic knowledge, according to a survey that revealed two-thirds didn't understand profits and more than half couldn't supply a definition for demand. Economic education is "not in the kind of shape we want it to be," former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker said Wednesday at a news conference sponsored by the Joint Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit coalition that underwrote the survey.
June 21, 1988
Los Angeles school district officials on Monday turned the first shovelful of dirt in the construction of a new East Los Angeles high school for students interested in health professions. The Lincoln Medical Magnet High School will "help meet the manpower needs" of hospitals, nursing homes and medical laboratories, Supt. Leonard Britton said during ground-breaking ceremonies at the site near Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to accept the latest contribution to help fund a Junior Police Academy for Los Angeles high school students interested in a career in law enforcement. The $45,000 contribution was the last installment of $284,000 pledged by the 20th Century Insurance Co. of Woodland Hills for supplies, salaries and other costs in the first 18 months of the program.
May 22, 1988 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education has agreed to purchase 50 portable classrooms, several of which are earmarked for the endangered Bell High School program at Harbor College. While most of the portables will be used to relieve crowded conditions in schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, several are destined for Harbor College so that Bell High School can continue to send some ninth-graders to study on the Wilmington campus.
February 2, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
Briana Ramirez and Troy Harrington, both seniors at Santa Monica High School, recently spent an afternoon at a local community center, searching the Internet for college scholarships. Thousands of results appeared on the computer screen, making the confusing process even more daunting. But nearby was a walking, talking college resource, ready to answer their questions.
January 8, 2009 | Larry Gordon
It's arrivederci after all for Advanced Placement Italian. Despite a spirited fundraising campaign by Italian Americans in Southern California and across the country, the effort to save the AP exam in Italian has failed, at least for now. The language exam for high school students trying to win college credit will be suspended after this spring's testing because not enough money was pledged to subsidize it, College Board officials in New York said Wednesday.
August 13, 2008 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
The University of California did not violate students' freedom of expression and religion when it rejected some classes at a Riverside-area Christian school from counting toward UC admission, a Los Angeles federal judge has ruled.
August 13, 2008 | Jason Song, Times Staff Writer
Three years ago, Roosevelt High School student Jose Orea went to Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters and handed out pamphlets imploring officials to provide more college preparatory courses. It was the first time he'd gotten involved in politics, and he was filled with enthusiasm. When the L.A.
April 1, 2008 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
Today a high school, tomorrow an orchard (with a high school attached). That was sort of the idea when students from the Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale got down and dirty helping to plant some 60 fruit trees and shrubs on their small campus near Hawthorne Boulevard. The school, now in its seventh year, has an environmental focus and a college preparatory curriculum.
March 1, 2008 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Alex Schwertfeger doesn't know what college she wants to attend. But the Notre Dame High School junior is convinced that the key to entry at her dream school is the SAT. To boost her score, she attended a pricey private prep class and spent countless hours at home studying drills and completing practice tests. Before she went to bed many nights, she flipped through flashcards of the 200 most popular vocabulary words to appear on the test.
January 4, 1988 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
Abel Franco, actor and drama coach extraordinaire , had center stage. All eyes were on him as he peered through the lights at a sea of faces and, strictly unrehearsed, delivered his entry line: "What the hell is this?" A chorus of about 150 voices yelled, "Surprise!"
March 28, 2006 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Georgia's Legislature on Monday passed a bill to fund elective Bible courses in public high schools, sparking concern among 1st Amendment advocates and generating praise from lawmakers worried that children are losing their grasp on one of Western civilization's most influential texts. The bill -- which still must be signed into law by Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue -- would fund separate high school courses on the Old and New Testaments in the context of history and literature.
August 23, 2007 | Joel Rubin and Howard Blume, Times Staff Writers
A beleaguered Los Angeles high school is awash again in controversy as teachers, students and parents continued Wednesday to demand the removal of the school's hard-driving principal amid allegations that he improperly meddled with academic courses. School district officials said Wednesday that they have agreed to bring in the city's human relations commission for mediation at the Santee Education Complex to discuss the future of Principal Vince Carbino.
May 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
When Cleaster Graves noticed some crumbling mortar around the foundation of her family's aging Brooklyn brownstone, she turned to an unusual expert for help: her 17-year-old daughter, Corrie Thomas. "She said, 'You know what to do with this stuff. Go on and fix it!' " Thomas said. Asking the teenager to restore the foundation wasn't just wishful thinking.
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