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February 3, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified School District will face another enrollment crunch over the next decade as a bulge of elementary school students moves to secondary campuses in the district's most crowded areas, according to a report released Monday.
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February 3, 1998 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified School District will face another enrollment crunch over the next decade as a bulge of elementary school students moves to secondary campuses in the district's most crowded areas, according to a report released Monday.
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February 14, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The students burst into laughter as they watched Kendall Haven tell the tale of a swimmer who barely escaped the jaws of a shark only to remember he had doffed his clothes. But to prove that what you say isn't nearly as memorable as how you say it, the award-winning storyteller acted out his story without words. Haven, 49, used his voice to tell other comical stories to students and teachers at Florence Nightingale Middle School in Cypress Park during a two-day appearance last week.
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November 28, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after Los Angeles County supervisors voted to launch a new coordinated anti-gang plan, the L.A. City Council on Wednesday agreed to invite bids from community groups to help run its own recently overhauled prevention and intervention program. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the architect of the city's $11.2-million L.A. Bridges program, pledged Wednesday that it would make an impact on the massive 18th Street gang, which was profiled this month in a Times series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday approved the reconfiguration of district schools so that more junior high schools will include the sixth grade, and the ninth grade will be included in high schools. Canterbury Avenue, Fernangeles and Vena Avenue elementary schools in the East Valley will not include the sixth grade in the 1995-96 school year.
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August 26, 1988
Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Leonard Britton on Thursday told a group of elementary and junior high school principals in San Pedro that one of his top priorities for the coming school year will be to raise the performance of low-achieving students, particularly poor youngsters who speak little English. Educators know what instructional approaches work for underprivileged youngsters, the superintendent said, and district staff will begin to develop concrete strategies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday narrowly approved a new anti-gang program targeting middle school students, settling a cross-town tug of war over which campuses would be included by pumping an additional $2 million into the project and expanding it to as many as 25 schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after Los Angeles County supervisors voted to launch a new coordinated anti-gang plan, the L.A. City Council on Wednesday agreed to invite bids from community groups to help run its own recently overhauled prevention and intervention program. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, the architect of the city's $11.2-million L.A. Bridges program, pledged Wednesday that it would make an impact on the massive 18th Street gang, which was profiled this month in a Times series.
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October 28, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fighting and shouting matches erupted at two more Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday, prompting the superintendent of schools to issue an unusual directive ordering principals to rally student leaders to forestall the spread of racially motivated violence and other incidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a neighborhood where violence hits close and often, the boosters of Lennox Middle School say their campus is something of an oasis. A dress code prohibiting gang attire is strictly enforced at the school in the Lennox area, just east of Los Angeles International Airport. Graffiti are rarely found. One-third of the 1,600 students boast B averages or better. School officials say that no more than two dozen students are gang members--and even they don't bring trouble to school with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday narrowly approved a new anti-gang program targeting middle school students, settling a cross-town tug of war over which campuses would be included by pumping an additional $2 million into the project and expanding it to as many as 25 schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Revamping the city's approach to keeping children out of gangs, a panel of Los Angeles City Council members and community leaders proposed a new program Thursday that would nearly double the money now earmarked for at-risk youths and target students at 18 middle schools citywide instead of the more diffuse system now in place. Dubbed "L.A. Bridges," the $9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1996 | EMI ENDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The students burst into laughter as they watched Kendall Haven tell the tale of a swimmer who barely escaped the jaws of a shark only to remember he had doffed his clothes. But to prove that what you say isn't nearly as memorable as how you say it, the award-winning storyteller acted out his story without words. Haven, 49, used his voice to tell other comical stories to students and teachers at Florence Nightingale Middle School in Cypress Park during a two-day appearance last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday approved the reconfiguration of district schools so that more junior high schools will include the sixth grade, and the ninth grade will be included in high schools. Canterbury Avenue, Fernangeles and Vena Avenue elementary schools in the East Valley will not include the sixth grade in the 1995-96 school year.
NEWS
October 28, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fighting and shouting matches erupted at two more Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday, prompting the superintendent of schools to issue an unusual directive ordering principals to rally student leaders to forestall the spread of racially motivated violence and other incidents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a neighborhood where violence hits close and often, the boosters of Lennox Middle School say their campus is something of an oasis. A dress code prohibiting gang attire is strictly enforced at the school in the Lennox area, just east of Los Angeles International Airport. Graffiti are rarely found. One-third of the 1,600 students boast B averages or better. School officials say that no more than two dozen students are gang members--and even they don't bring trouble to school with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Revamping the city's approach to keeping children out of gangs, a panel of Los Angeles City Council members and community leaders proposed a new program Thursday that would nearly double the money now earmarked for at-risk youths and target students at 18 middle schools citywide instead of the more diffuse system now in place. Dubbed "L.A. Bridges," the $9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Who's Bad? The academic pentathlon team at Markham Intermediate School of Watts, that's who. For the second year in a row, this team from the inner city has won the Los Angeles Unified School District Pentathlon Super Quiz, the crown jewel of the five-event academic competition that pits the district's 79 junior high schools against each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1988
Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Leonard Britton on Thursday told a group of elementary and junior high school principals in San Pedro that one of his top priorities for the coming school year will be to raise the performance of low-achieving students, particularly poor youngsters who speak little English. Educators know what instructional approaches work for underprivileged youngsters, the superintendent said, and district staff will begin to develop concrete strategies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Who's Bad? The academic pentathlon team at Markham Intermediate School of Watts, that's who. For the second year in a row, this team from the inner city has won the Los Angeles Unified School District Pentathlon Super Quiz, the crown jewel of the five-event academic competition that pits the district's 79 junior high schools against each other.
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