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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Advanced placement classes, designed to give a boost to high-achieving students, are not equally distributed throughout Ventura County schools. This, educators say, is placing hundreds of high school seniors at a disadvantage when they compete for admission to the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a San Clemente High School senior and several friends severely beat an Asian man they thought was gay, teacher Joe Moros approached his principal. We should do something about this, they agreed. Then normal life resumed. And nothing came of their pact. Later that year, in October 1993, racial tensions flared. A white student died in a beach parking lot at the hands of a Latino who launched a stripped paint roller and speared the student's brain.
NEWS
September 16, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
California's two public university systems have approved a plan to standardize college-prep courses required for all incoming freshmen, making it simpler for high school students to stay on track for college. California State University trustees gave the plan final approval Wednesday, six months after it was adopted by the University of California regents.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with nearly $20,000 in grant funds, the Orange County High School of the Arts will launch its first tuition-free opera vocal training this year. The Opera Conservancy program is being organized in partnership with Irvine-based Opera Pacific, the county's only major opera company. It is open to Southland high school students by audition, scheduled for Sept. 14 at the high school in Los Alamitos. Classes begin Sept. 27.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Here's a pop quiz. No peeking at the graphic for the answer. Question: Do the University of California and California State University require that high school students take the same college prep courses? Answer: No. But they are close to resolving that long-standing kink in the college admissions pipeline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inglewood High School students Rasheda Daniel, Andre Green and Jorge Gutierrez were extremely nervous when they filed a class-action lawsuit accusing their own school district of depriving blacks and Latinos of equal access to the state's elite public universities.
NEWS
July 28, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Tens of thousands of black and Latino high school students are deprived of equal access to California's most prestigious public universities because their schools do not offer as many Advanced Placement courses as schools with predominantly white students, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1999 | IOANA PATRINGENARU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea is to apply principles of physics to a practical exercise. But the real appeal for 70 student participants in Los Amigos High School's boat competition Friday was a chance to watch their teachers and civic leaders sink in the campus swimming pool. "That's the most fun part," said Chris Tran, a 17-year-old senior whose bright blue craft, shaped roughly like a rowboat, carried journalism teacher Laura Weissert to safety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1999 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Megan Bass-Jackson's high school didn't have the theater and culinary arts classes that interested her. Mariela Arellano was getting poor grades and skipping class. She knew she could do better, and her parents were tired of the phone calls and meetings with teachers and administrators. Jeff Edwards figured he could get a head start on college. So the three left their high schools and went to college. Sort of.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the 24 Hour Fitness club in San Juan Capistrano, Erica Cook was doing a set of leg lifts Tuesday on the Butt Blaster and feeling the burn. She had already flexed her biceps on the Gravitron, and if she felt like it after her workout she could head for the sauna and take a little steam. It's not a bad way to spend the afternoon. Especially if you're a 16-year-old high school sophomore, and this is your physical education class.
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