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September 13, 1991 | CARL INGRAM and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Senate on Thursday approved, with no votes to spare, a controversial bill that would require California junior and senior high school students to receive instruction in the prevention of AIDS. Proponents asserted that without knowing how to guard against the illness, children would needlessly be put in jeopardy of dying. Opponents argued that because of the sensitive nature of the issue, such instruction should not be offered unless parents give their consent.
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September 13, 1991 | CARL INGRAM and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Senate on Thursday approved, with no votes to spare, a controversial bill that would require California junior and senior high school students to receive instruction in the prevention of AIDS. Proponents asserted that without knowing how to guard against the illness, children would needlessly be put in jeopardy of dying. Opponents argued that because of the sensitive nature of the issue, such instruction should not be offered unless parents give their consent.
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May 24, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
In a sign that tougher policing and expanded education programs may be succeeding, drug abuse on public school campuses in California and Los Angeles declined dramatically last year, according to a statewide school crime report scheduled for release today. But the report by the state Department of Education also shows that more students were caught carrying guns on campuses statewide last year, suggesting a widening of gang activity in public schools.
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May 24, 1988 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
In a sign that tougher policing and expanded education programs may be succeeding, drug abuse on public school campuses in California and Los Angeles declined dramatically last year, according to a statewide school crime report scheduled for release today. But the report by the state Department of Education also shows that more students were caught carrying guns on campuses statewide last year, suggesting a widening of gang activity in public schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One in every 31 students attending high school or junior high here this fall has chosen to go to a different campus under the state's new open enrollment plan. About 355 of the 11,000 students enrolled at William S. Hart Union High School District's eight campuses have asked to go to different schools. The district includes all of Santa Clarita's public high schools and junior high schools. California open enrollment allows students to attend any campus in a public school district they want.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A statewide teen pregnancy prevention program will be extended to San Fernando Valley junior high schools, officials said Thursday. The program, dubbed Education Now And Babies Later (ENABL), will serve about 5,000 youths at eleven middle schools, teaching seventh-grade students in health classes to postpone sexual involvement until marriage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When McFadden Intermediate was named a National Distinguished School last May, its students and teachers were proud and rightfully so. Only seven other junior high schools in California received the coveted award. But this week, they have been preparing for an honor that Principal Alexander Aitcheson says "goes way above" that award: an invitation to the entire school to join President Bush at today's anti-drug rally at Santa Ana Stadium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1987 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
The old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," could be the campaign slogan for the four candidates running in the Nov. 3 election for two seats on the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. This 80-square-mile district on the western edge of Los Angeles County appears to be running smoothly. That may be the reason the candidates say they are happy with the current board's policies and, if elected, would not propose radical changes for the 8,500-student district.
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March 4, 1987 | DOUG BROWN, Times Staff Writer
When Carrie Quinn first read Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in January as part of her fifth-grade assignment at Eader Elementary School in Huntington Beach, she didn't understand it much. The play had so many hard words, "like doth and hath. " Last week, however, Carrie talked glowingly about the haunting beauty of the "language of the play" which had helped her understand the finer points of tragedy in literature.
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March 16, 1990 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Education programs that teach teen-agers to resist social pressure can prevent or reduce the use of cigarettes and marijuana but seem to have little effect on alcohol consumption among young adolescents, according to a major study reported today in the journal Science. Conducted by researchers at the RAND Corp.
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