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July 22, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis on Friday appointed a highly respected education lobbyist known for his expertise in school finance to be California's new interim secretary of education. John B. Mockler, 58, currently the executive director of the state Board of Education, will assume his new position on Aug. 1. Mockler will replace interim Secretary Sue Burr, who is joining the Elk Grove Unified School District as an assistant superintendent.
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July 22, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis on Friday appointed a highly respected education lobbyist known for his expertise in school finance to be California's new interim secretary of education. John B. Mockler, 58, currently the executive director of the state Board of Education, will assume his new position on Aug. 1. Mockler will replace interim Secretary Sue Burr, who is joining the Elk Grove Unified School District as an assistant superintendent.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2000
Re Brian Stecher's Sept. 27 commentary on new state rewards for schools and teachers: Bonuses are just part of a long-term, multi-pronged reform effort that has already begun to turn around California's schools. Schools and teachers will be rewarded each year they meet academic achievement goals. Students who achieve in the top 10% of their class in every high school will receive scholarships. Other financial incentives will direct extra help and better teachers to low-performing schools.
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August 30, 1986 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
Major elements of a five-year, $5-billion plan to build thousands of school classrooms throughout the state were passed by both houses of the Legislature on Friday and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian. The bipartisan package of legislation would make sweeping changes in the state's system of financing school construction, giving local school boards new power to levy fees on home builders while placing a limit on the amount developers can be required to pay.
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June 4, 1989 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Staff Writer
Stung by allegations of misconduct in textbook purchasing, state education officials are considering a new code of conduct to govern the behavior of local school officials who buy textbooks and publishers who sell them. The new code was adopted by the state Curriculum Commission two weeks ago and will be considered by the state Board of Education when it meets here Friday. The proposed code urges each of California's 1,013 school districts to adopt policies prohibiting the acceptance of money or gifts that might "influence the adoption or purchase of any instructional material."
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May 29, 1989 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Staff Writer
California's textbook adoption laws, considered by many to be a cornerstone of the state's recent curriculum reform efforts, have come under legislative attack from textbook publishers and other critics. So far, defenders of the present system, led by California Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig, seem to be winning the legislative battle. "We beat it back," Honig said confidently last week, referring to what Honig called an attempt by publishers and others "to basically do us in and cut the process way down."
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