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March 16, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
For 14 years, Los Angeles math teacher Darryl Newhouse has run a robotics program aimed at showing inner-city students that careers in science and engineering are just as possible as ones in sports and entertainment. But when funds run short, he digs into his own pocket - often shelling out as much as $5,000 a year. That's not easy to do on a public school teacher's salary - but now Newhouse will get some help. The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education is set to announce Monday a groundbreaking initiative that will give L.A. Unified teachers access to hundreds of millions of dollars in funding opportunities through a new website featuring custom grants, training tools and the services of a grant writer.
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November 25, 1999 | WILLIAM G. OUCHI, William G. Ouchi is chairman of LEARN and vice dean of the Anderson School of Management at UCLA
We all heaved a collective sigh of relief when it was announced that the school board had come to an agreement on the future management of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The board must now find a way to deal effectively with the management transition. Also confronting the board is the Little Hoover Commission's recent scathing report suggesting that the district be taken over by the state and perhaps broken up.
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May 8, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it's the tiny farm where students tend to more than a dozen goats, chickens, geese and potbellied pigs. Or maybe it's the gardening sessions, the student-built pond and greenhouse, the outdoor time, the attentive teachers, or the laid-back atmosphere. Whatever the reason, Aliso High School has captured the attention of state education officials.
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May 9, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it's the tiny farm where students tend to more than a dozen goats, chickens, geese and potbellied pigs. Or maybe it's the gardening sessions, the student-built pond and greenhouse, the attentive teachers, or the laid-back atmosphere. Whatever the reason, Aliso High School of Reseda has captured the attention of state education officials. It was among 13 schools in the state--and the only one in the Los Angeles Unified School District--selected as a model continuation high school for 1996.
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September 3, 2013 | Devin Kelly
Flush with excitement, Tristan Baizar showed up on his USC move-in day even before the official 8 a.m. check-in time. His mom and girlfriend helped him unpack. It was a quick process -- from past camps and programs, the 18-year-old South Los Angeles resident knew how to move into USC's dorms. Except this was the real deal, the first step into his freshman year of college. Baizar met his new roommates, bought textbooks and soaked in the experience. But later in the day, a few hours before his first dorm meeting, Baizar slipped away from campus.
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May 22, 2011 | Jervey Tervalon, Jervey Tervalon is the director and founder of the Literature for Life project. His new novel is "Serving Monster."
It's not pleasant to return to a place where, as a child, you were almost always afraid. So, a few years ago, when I stepped onto the campus of the James A. Foshay Learning Center, its familiar grim, Depression-era facade made my heart pound. I spent some of the unhappiest days of my life at Foshay, back when it was Foshay Junior High. And when I graduated 38 years ago, I hoped I would never return. In the 1970s, the school was at the bottom of the education barrel. At 13, I felt I must have committed crimes I didn't understand to have ended up there, because I was certainly being punished.
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September 6, 2006 | Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
After three months of waiting for the Los Angeles mayor's endorsement, Phil Angelides used a joke Tuesday to brush off Antonio Villaraigosa's conspicuous delay in putting his popularity to work for his own party's nominee for governor. Villaraigosa, a national star of the Democratic Party, "wanted to plan a big wedding, and big weddings take time," Angelides told a crowd of hundreds packed into a Los Angeles school auditorium for the mayor's announcement.
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October 20, 1997 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For the past decade, libraries have been disappearing from schools throughout Los Angeles, the victims of age, neglect, budget cuts and growing enrollments that literally squeezed them out of existence. That was the case at James A. Foshay Learning Center just west of USC: In July 1995, the school closed its dilapidated library on the second floor because administrators needed temporary office space.
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October 30, 1999 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART
Summer after summer, they packed the kids in buses, drove up to the San Bernardino Mountains and in that isolated beauty, away from the city, the group put their imaginations to work. Not only had those children traveled far from their homes in South Los Angeles, they envisioned that they also had traveled around the world to a village or city somewhere in Africa. One summer it was Benin. Another time it was South Africa. Once it was Egypt during the 18th dynasty.
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