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December 15, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a noisy rally and that's how the students wanted it. Marching and carrying signs Thursday at Monroe High School, they shouted, "Is there ever an invitation to rape? No." Many motorists on Nordhoff Street honked in support. About 80 students and rape crisis center advocates gathered to draw attention to what they say is a lack of sufficient rape prevention education at schools. The demonstration was triggered by the Dec.
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December 3, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Near the end of their 95-minute English class, Anne Kimble's ninth-graders started to fidget. One girl doodled on her notebook. Another boy opened a novel. A few students chatted. Kimble usually spices up her long classes at Oak Park High School with skits, debates or competitions. But on a recent day, she decided to give a lecture on how to write effective personal essays.
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November 29, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A public vocational-education district will hammer out new ethical work rules for students after a cooking class was assigned to cater a Democratic fund-raiser at the home of a district trustee--at no pay. "When I heard about this, I thought, 'Uh-oh, we need to look at this,' " said Karin Freeman, president of the board of trustees for the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program. "We need to make sure we know what is appropriate and allowed under education law."
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November 29, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A public vocational education district in Orange County will write new ethical work rules for students after a cooking class was assigned to cater a Democratic fund-raiser at the home of a district trustee--with no pay. "When I heard about this, I thought, 'Uh-oh--we need to look at this,' " said Karin Freeman, president of the board of trustees for the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program. "We need to make sure we know what is appropriate and allowed under education law."
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October 22, 2000 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freshmen who enter Santa Ana high schools next year will have to take three years of laboratory science and 3 1/2 years of social science instead of the current two years each if they want to graduate in 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The assignment that English teacher Andrew Phillips scribbled on his chalkboard at Covina High School stunned his students. Last week, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum," Phillips asked his students to write a journal entry mapping out an assassination and explaining how they would get away with it. He gave students who were offended by the idea an alternative assignment: They could describe eight to 10 motives for killing a person.
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August 27, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A playwright named Susan Rubin strides into Canoga Park High School, steeling herself for what lies ahead. She has a track record to maintain. No excuse-spouting, class-ditching teenagers, no matter how desperate their circumstances, are going to keep her from reaching her goal: In 12 weeks, each of the three dozen 10th-graders she's about to confront will turn in a full-length play.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Unified School District officials are considering building a new high school on the Cal State Northridge campus, a move that would give the San Fernando Valley its first such facility in nearly three decades, officials said Thursday.
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May 7, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years spent cleaning up the pen of a South American tapir helped Stephanie Perales decide that she would rather pursue a career working with criminals than animals. But that doesn't mean her close daily contact with the hairy, piglike beast--or any other aspect of her tenure at North Hollywood High School's Animal Studies/Biological Sciences Zoo Magnet--has been without value. Far from it, she said.
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