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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991
Ten area teachers were honored Thursday with Jaime Escalante Mathematics Teacher Awards, designed to recognize those who motivate their students to excel in math. The awards program was established in 1989 by the Los Angeles Educational Partnership, a business consortium working to improve education. The awards are funded by ARCO and named after the nationally renowned Garfield High School calculus teacher who inspired his minority, disadvantaged students to become high achievers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991
Ten area teachers were honored Thursday with Jaime Escalante Mathematics Teacher Awards, designed to recognize those who motivate their students to excel in math. The awards program was established in 1989 by the Los Angeles Educational Partnership, a business consortium working to improve education. The awards are funded by ARCO and named after the nationally renowned Garfield High School calculus teacher who inspired his minority, disadvantaged students to become high achievers.
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October 1, 1992
A Downey math instructor has won top honors in the annual Jaime Escalante Mathematics Teacher Awards. Deborah Hack, who teaches at Downey High School, received a $1,500 award in the contest, which is named after Escalante, a former Los Angeles calculus teacher who was the subject of the movie "Stand and Deliver." Students nominate teachers for the award. For this year's contest, students wrote about 190 essays in support of 70 Los Angeles County teachers.
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May 11, 1989
Roger Sperry and Peter Wyllie of Caltech are among 44 international scientists who have been elected foreign members of the Soviet Union's Academy of Sciences. Sperry won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and is professor of psychobiology. Wyllie is a professor of geology. Christof Koch, assistant professor of computation and neural systems at Caltech, has been awarded a four-year, $150,000-grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The grant represents matching funds for the Presidential Young Investigator Award received by Koch from the National Science Foundation.
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May 26, 1991 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dominguez High School has changed a bit since math teacher Raul Ubario graduated in 1976. More boys are joining gangs at 14 instead of 18 and "the same thing goes with girls' getting pregnant," Ubario noted. The advanced math program, however, was struggling as much as ever. Ubario, 34, took over the calculus classes last fall. The number of students taking the course rose from a handful to 80. Last year, no one tried to earn college credit by taking the advanced placement calculus exam.
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