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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1994 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Compton school district has launched an internal investigation to determine if school employees did all they could to protect students from a teacher's aide who was sentenced to a six-year prison term Tuesday for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The aide, Twone Torri Flowers, 24, pleaded no contest in Compton Superior Court to committing a lewd and lascivious act on a child.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In yet another blow to Compton's troubled school system, its two top education officials abruptly announced their departures Wednesday, leaving the 28,000-student district without a permanent leader. Amid an ongoing districtwide shake-up, Dhyan Lal, the district's state-appointed administrator, and Supt. Harold Cebrun said they were quitting.
NEWS
April 7, 1994
On Feb. 1, 1994, Dr. J. Jerome Harris, the new state-appointed administrator for the Compton Unified School District came aboard. I think we owe it to our children to give Dr. Harris an opportunity to implement a system to complete the efforts already begun to revive the Compton Unified School District. The school district is on a long but optimistic road to recovery. Although it has been only months since the state intervened to save the district from financial and academic ruin, there have been significant improvements.
NEWS
October 13, 1994 | PSYCHE PASCUAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge has ruled that a state-appointed administrator overseeing Compton public schools improperly demoted six district officials last year. Judge Diane Wayne ruled that the officials, including a personnel director and the public information officer, are entitled to return to their old jobs and receive back pay because the administrator failed to give them adequate notification. George W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The new generation of California test scores released today throws into high relief the dramatic contrast in student work in Los Angeles County's 81 school districts. From the tidy, well-appointed San Marino schools to the awesome diversity of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the county's 1.4 million public school students scored at the highest and lowest levels of achievement, with even students from the best districts showing many weaknesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A new generation of California test scores released today throws into high relief the dramatic contrast in student work in Los Angeles County's 81 school districts. From the tidy, well-appointed San Marino schools to the awesome diversity of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the county's 1.4 million public school students scored at the highest and lowest levels of achievement, with even students from the best districts showing many weaknesses.
NEWS
March 10, 1994 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The school board feuds, the teachers and administration fuss, and the superintendent is on the outs, but something has gone right in ABC Unified: The school district earned high marks on the state's new student achievement tests. Among the 18 Southeast-area school systems, ABC Unified had the best or near-best scores in every category and at every grade level tested by the exam. The district also did better, on average, when compared with similar school systems across the state.
NEWS
January 26, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 3 1/2 years since the state Department of Education took control of the debt-saddled Compton school district, many buildings have fallen deeper into decay and disrepair: Leaky roofs sometimes drive students and teachers out of their classrooms. Broken windows are left unrepaired for months, leaving textbooks and school materials exposed to the elements and vandals. Most classrooms have no heating or air conditioning, forcing students to endure cold or sweltering temperatures.
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