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April 8, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of student and parent protests, one of the preeminent high schools in the city--and the nation--will move to a year-round calendar in July, Los Angeles Unified interim Supt. Ramon Cortines announced Friday. In a letter to students, parents and teachers at North Hollywood High School, Cortines said he had no alternative but to force a switch at the campus, which has 3,500 students crammed into its classrooms.
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May 29, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What high school student in his right mind would choose to go to school at 6:40 a.m. or stay until 8 at night? Sean Stewart would, and so would some of his classmates at Valencia High School. With 2,600 students piling into a campus built for 2,000, something has to give. In a recent survey, Valencia students and parents said they'd rather start early or stay late than, for example, switch to year-round schools. Administrators in the William S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN
Despite opposition from developers and business leaders, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to study the environmental, community and economic impact of acquiring a portion of a 55-acre retail corridor for a high school in the east San Fernando Valley.
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May 29, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What high school student in his right mind would choose to go to school at 6:40 in the morning or stay until 8 at night? Sean Stewart would, and so would some of his classmates at Valencia High School, where 2,600 students pile onto a campus built for 2,000. Administrators in the William S. Hart Union High School District estimate they will have to find room for 6,000 new students over the next two years and expect the student body to nearly double in five years.
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October 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
Thousands of students, some hurling eggs and others smashing windows, marched nationwide Friday in the largest protests in two weeks of strikes over violence and overcrowding in French high schools. Prime Minister Michel Rocard promised to create thousands of new jobs to improve crumbling, crime-ridden high schools. But a student leader said Rocard had failed to address basic demands for more teachers and security guards.
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April 10, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
To stem the wave of freshmen expected to hit Capistrano Valley High School in the fall, school district officials are urging parents of eighth-graders to consider sending their children to one of three other campuses. The measure is one of several ways Capistrano Unified School District officials are coping with overcrowding at the Mission Viejo campus. This year, 2,787 students crammed into the school, designed to accommodate 2,075 students. Enrollment is expected to reach 3,736 in two years.
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August 18, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the fall of 1995, a new kind of high school is scheduled to open in Glendale, one where classes for the teen-age students begin about 2 in the afternoon and end at 9 p.m. It is expected to be one of the first of its kind in California. Less than a dozen schools that hold evening classes for regular high school students are known to exist in the nation.
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November 20, 1990 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overcrowding at Los Angeles secondary schools has become so acute that the district is considering converting up to 25 campuses to multitrack schedules to alleviate a projected shortage of 8,600 seats for the coming school year. Setting up portable classrooms at crowded junior and senior high schools was another option included in a report presented Monday to the Los Angeles Board of Education. Schools were also urged to submit creative proposals to solve the space crunch.
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January 24, 1996
One day after the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to delay a vote to convert four San Fernando Valley high schools to a year-round schedule, parents and teachers at those campuses blasted the board for accommodating a small group upset by the proposed change.
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February 12, 1998 | JEFF KASS
A large number of children moving through the already overcrowded school district might necessitate a new high school, according to a report issued this week. The Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education received a draft plan Tuesday that covers strategies to cope with the predicted rise in student enrollment. The number of high school students will increase from 12,018 now to 15,371 in 2008, triggering the need for more classroom space, the report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000
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. The proposed 800-student "teaching academy" would help to relieve severe overcrowding at nearby Granada Hills High School and Monroe High School in North Hills, district officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of student and parent protests, one of the preeminent high schools in the city--and the nation--will move to a year-round calendar in July, Los Angeles Unified interim Supt. Ramon Cortines announced Friday. In a letter to students, parents and teachers at North Hollywood High School, Cortines said he had no alternative but to force a switch at the campus, which has 3,500 students crammed into its classrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 300 people turned out at a community meeting here Thursday, most of them angry about a proposal to convert a Robinsons-May department store into a high school site. Los Angeles Unified School District officials have identified the department store on Laurel Canyon Boulevard near Oxnard Street as a possible new campus. Officials told a packed auditorium at Walter Reed Middle School that they were open to considering alternate sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN
Despite opposition from developers and business leaders, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to study the environmental, community and economic impact of acquiring a portion of a 55-acre retail corridor for a high school in the east San Fernando Valley.
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April 14, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
In an effort to cope with overcrowding, the Santa Ana Unified School District will consider seeking negotiations with the city to build a fifth high school at Centennial Park. The number of high school students will increase to an estimated 15,371 by 2008 from the current 12,018, according to a district study. Centennial Park, one of the largest in town, was chosen as a possible site because it is one of only a handful of open parcels in the city large enough to accommodate a high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
To stem the wave of freshmen expected to hit Capistrano Valley High School in the fall, school district officials are urging parents of eighth-graders to consider sending their children to one of three other campuses. The measure is one of several ways Capistrano Unified School District officials are coping with overcrowding at the Mission Viejo campus. This year, 2,787 students crammed into the school, designed to accommodate 2,075 students. Enrollment is expected to reach 3,736 in two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1998 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
In an effort to cope with overcrowding, the Santa Ana Unified School District will consider seeking negotiations with the city to build a fifth high school at Centennial Park. The number of high school students will increase to an estimated 15,371 by 2008 from the current 12,018, according to a district study. Centennial Park, one of the largest in town, was chosen as a possible site because it is one of only a handful of open parcels in the city large enough to accommodate a high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to delay a vote to convert four San Fernando Valley high schools to a year-round schedule, parents and teachers at those campuses blasted the board for accommodating a small group upset by the proposed change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1998 | JEFF KASS
A large number of children moving through the already overcrowded school district might necessitate a new high school, according to a report issued this week. The Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education received a draft plan Tuesday that covers strategies to cope with the predicted rise in student enrollment. The number of high school students will increase from 12,018 now to 15,371 in 2008, triggering the need for more classroom space, the report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996
One day after the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to delay a vote to convert four San Fernando Valley high schools to a year-round schedule, parents and teachers at those campuses blasted the board for accommodating a small group upset by the proposed change.
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