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May 24, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
High schools are offering a new deal at 39 Los Angeles campuses: Students who raise their scores on the state's standardized tests will be rewarded with higher grades in their classes. If it works, schools also will benefit because low scores can lead to teachers and administrators being fired and schools being closed. A proposed teacher evaluation system relies specifically on these tests for part of an instructor's rating. Even the new superintendent's salary, and his tenure, are tied to scores on the California Standards Tests, which are administered this month.
October 22, 1996
Cal State Fullerton has received a $30,000 grant from a business to begin a Future Teachers of Mathematics, Science and Technology program at local high schools. University officials said the program, designed to increase the number of students who will pursue careers teaching science, math and technology, will be implemented at six high schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. The program will later be expanded to other school districts in the county, officials said.
June 7, 1988
The Israeli military permitted high schools for 36,000 students to reopen in the occupied West Bank and freed more than 100 teen-agers from jail so they could attend classes. Military officials said the reopening of schools, closed since February, signals a return to normal life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and a waning of the Palestinian uprising. But students vowed to hold anti-occupation protests after classes, and there were reports of scattered unrest at high schools.
February 25, 2001
Re "School Border Dispute Grows," Feb. 12: It is ridiculous how the high schools surrounding Laguna Niguel are overpopulated. I attend Dana Hills High School and know, firsthand, the effects of an overcrowded school. The school lockers are shared, classes are mostly in added-on portable classrooms, and hallways and staircases are always congested with people during passing periods. Lunch is a burden rather than a break, with long lines for buying lunch or using the bathroom. I am absolutely for the building of Tesoro High School.
January 22, 2002
Much-needed renovations at the four oldest high schools in Oxnard and Camarillo will begin as early as this spring. Oxnard Union High School District leaders this week approved a $16.5-million plan to upgrade facilities at Adolfo Camarillo, Hueneme, Channel Islands and Rio Mesa high schools. All four campuses will get new restrooms by next fall.
October 3, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The board of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District decided this week it would establish a secondary education task force to study ways to improve the high schools. The public has presented many ideas to board members, including expanding the number of electives offered and building better athletic facilities. Recognizing it would be a lengthy project that would take many months of study, Supt. Mac Bernd suggested putting together a committee that would report to the board.
October 15, 1998 | NANCY FORREST
Joining with the Police Department, the Ventura Unified school board has approved an $80,000 plan to hire two officers to work at the city's high schools. Armed "school resource officers" will work at Ventura High, Buena High and the district's continuation campuses. The officers will serve as liaisons with the school principals and staff and the Police Department. They will also provide informal counseling to students, work in gang suppression and work with students who have probation officers.
January 12, 1996 | JOANNA M. MILLER
In a move to enhance security at Thousand Oaks high schools, the Conejo Valley school board agreed Thursday night to hire deans for each of the district's three high schools as soon as possible. The deans--responsible for campus discipline, overseeing extra-curricular activities and advising student government groups--will each earn about $52,000 a year. "This will help us ensure that our schools remain a safe haven," said Conejo Valley Schools Supt. Jerry C. Gross.
El Camino Real and John F. Kennedy high schools will not open on Tuesday, but will probably resume classes the following week, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Friday. District spokeswoman Diana Munatones said that while 60 temporary classrooms have been delivered to Kennedy, 30 still need to be installed and furnished. El Camino, she said, is still awaiting 25 portable bungalows, which school officials expect to receive during the weekend.
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