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April 26, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills finished strong Saturday in the national academic decathlon's oral Super Quiz, the game-show-like contest that concluded the two-day competition. The overall winners of the annual competition to test the nation's brightest high school students will be announced today at an awards banquet in Providence. Despite the handicap of having only eight team members--one less than other squads--El Camino finished in sixth place.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 | Julie Ha, Associated Press
Nearly two-thirds of students who graduated from U.S. high schools last year attended college in the fall, but that percentage was down from the record-breaking 1997 class, the Labor Department has reported. Of the 2.8 million students who graduated from high school in 1998, about 1.8 million, or 65.6%, were attending college in October. In 1997, a record 67% of graduates went on to college. The college enrollment rate of female high school graduates, 69.
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NEWS
September 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fewer American students are taking high school physical education than during the mid-1980s, and only a fraction say they regularly exercise in school, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reported. In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the federal health agency said a nationwide survey of 11,631 students in grades 9 to 12 found that only 48% of American high school students were enrolled in physical education classes last year, compared with 65% in 1984.
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April 27, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High School won the national academic decathlon title Sunday, becoming the third Los Angeles school in five years to earn that distinction. The victory was a sweet reward for the Woodland Hills campus, whose previous teams had settled for second place each of the last two years. "We finally made the top," said senior Adi Zarchi, 17. "It's all good."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills finished among the leaders Saturday in the national academic decathlon's oral Super Quiz, the game show-like contest that concluded the two-day competition. The overall winners of the annual competition to test the nation's brightest high school students will be announced today at an awards banquet in Providence. Despite the handicap of having only eight team members--one less than other squads--El Camino placed sixth out of 38 schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1999 | Julie Ha, Associated Press
Nearly two-thirds of students who graduated from U.S. high schools last year attended college in the fall, but that percentage was down from the record-breaking 1997 class, the Labor Department has reported. Of the 2.8 million students who graduated from high school in 1998, about 1.8 million, or 65.6%, were attending college in October. In 1997, a record 67% of graduates went on to college. The college enrollment rate of female high school graduates, 69.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1989 | CINDY SKRZYCKI, THE WASHINGTON POST
Hundreds of American companies, hoping to weed out under-qualified job candidates, plan to create a standardized test for high school graduates that would measure an array of basic skills and academic achievement. In what would be businesses' broadest initiative yet to address problems within the nation's education system, the idea is to establish a national computerized data bank that would include information--not only academic but also occupational and personal skills--about students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ and SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After school, after her two part-time job shifts each weekday, Brandy Stone settles down to study so she can maintain that 3.75 average. "If I ever have a break at work, I do study, but usually I find time at night after work or during fifth period," said Brandy, of Lake Forest, who is a senior at El Toro High School. Brandy's 49 hours of work each week represent an extreme example of a recent finding about U.S.
NEWS
September 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
A survey of almost 400,000 junior high and high school students nationwide found that the percentage using drugs has dropped in the past two years, but those who use cocaine are getting higher. "I'm discouraged that the levels of intoxication are increasing," Thomas J. Gleaton Jr., president of National Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education, said Tuesday in announcing survey results.
NEWS
May 19, 1999 | From Associated Press
Students who lived through well-known incidents of school violence spoke in quiet, nervous tones Tuesday of shootings and bomb threats that left them scared and feeling helpless, and they urged House lawmakers to work to prevent such tragedies. The teenagers made several suggestions to a House subcommittee, ranging from more parental involvement to more opportunities for troubled students to get counseling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a triumphant return. The aptly named Conquistadores of El Camino Real High School received a heroes' welcome Monday as the school marching band, cheerleaders and a dozen television crews turned their arrival into a boisterous celebration. The exhausted teenagers, who on Sunday won the national academic decathlon in Providence, R.I., were surrounded by well-wishers as they emerged from their flight at Los Angeles International Airport, wearing broad smiles and clutching trophies.
NEWS
April 27, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High School won the national academic decathlon title Sunday, becoming the third Los Angeles school in five years to earn that distinction. The victory was a sweet reward for the Woodland Hills campus, whose previous teams had settled for second place each of the last two years. "We finally made the top," said senior Adi Zarchi, 17. "It's all good."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills finished strong Saturday in the national academic decathlon's oral Super Quiz, the game-show-like contest that concluded the two-day competition. The overall winners of the annual competition to test the nation's brightest high school students will be announced today at an awards banquet in Providence. Despite the handicap of having only eight team members--one less than other squads--El Camino finished in sixth place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills finished among the leaders Saturday in the national academic decathlon's oral Super Quiz, the game show-like contest that concluded the two-day competition. The overall winners of the annual competition to test the nation's brightest high school students will be announced today at an awards banquet in Providence. Despite the handicap of having only eight team members--one less than other squads--El Camino placed sixth out of 38 schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ and SUSAN DEEMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After school, after her two part-time job shifts each weekday, Brandy Stone settles down to study so she can maintain that 3.75 average. "If I ever have a break at work, I do study, but usually I find time at night after work or during fifth period," said Brandy, of Lake Forest, who is a senior at El Toro High School. Brandy's 49 hours of work each week represent an extreme example of a recent finding about U.S.
NEWS
August 23, 1996 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The SAT scores of this year's college-bound seniors offered encouraging signs of continued improvement nationwide in academic performance, particularly in math, where the results hit a 24-year high. The overall gains were modest--up two points over last year to 508 in math and one point to 505 in verbal.
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