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September 3, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in years, the half million or so Los Angeles students trooping into fall classes this week may wind up atop the local political agenda as parents and politicians turn their attention to improving--rather than abandoning--the city's public schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1994
Reform is the buzzword in public schools today. Faced with a student population that needs more help and the public's demand for higher quality, schools are trying new methods of teaching and recreating the look, feel and daily pace of the classroom. It can be a bewildering process for parents. This package of stories hopes to take the mystery out of some of the leading reform efforts under way in the Los Angeles area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles teachers' union and a group of parents are challenging a proposed settlement to a landmark lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District, contending that the agreement would unfairly penalize teachers and hurt middle-class schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly six years after the legal wrangling began, attorneys for the Los Angeles Unified School District and a group of parents said Tuesday they have removed the last stumbling blocks to settling a lawsuit that charges the district with perpetuating inequities between campuses in middle-class and poor neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their eyes are on the prize, a victory Sunday in the national academic decathlon. But to their amusement--and sometimes their amazement--the students from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills have noticed plenty of eyes on them. "Everyone knows you're one of the top teams and looks at you," said El Camino senior Brian Lazarus, 18. "As soon as they hear that we're from California, they get all serious."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their eyes are on the prize--a victory Sunday in the national academic decathlon. But to their amusement, and sometimes their amazement, the students from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills have noticed plenty of eyes on them. "Everyone knows you're one of the top teams and looks at you," said El Camino senior Brian Lazarus, 18. "As soon as they hear that we're from California, they get all serious."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A private, two-hour meeting before a state mediator Thursday failed to bring the Los Angeles school district and teachers union negotiators closer to an agreement, as both sides fired more legal salvos in an increasingly contentious labor dispute. The session came one week after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that the district and union must wage their legal battles before a state labor relations agency that is legally empowered to enforce labor laws applying to school districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1992 | HENRY CHU and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
State Senate leader David A. Roberti, who has vowed to break up the mammoth Los Angeles Unified School District, opened his political offensive Wednesday by releasing a hastily written state report that claims the district cannot account for nearly 20% of its $400-million budget deficit. School officials immediately blasted the report as "slipshod" and misleading.
NEWS
December 1, 1992 | SANDY BANKS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The leaders of United Teachers-Los Angeles voted Monday to recommend that teachers reject the Los Angeles school board's final contract offer and go on strike Feb. 22, at the start of the spring semester. The district's 35,000 teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians will vote next week on whether to follow the recommendation and walk out, or accept the proposed contract, which would bring teacher pay cuts to a total of 12%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmental activists made an unsuccessful attempt Monday to channel $50,000, from the millions spent by teen-agers on miniature golf and video games in the Sepulveda Basin, to a program to teach the youths about nature in the basin. By a 3-0 vote, the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners voted to seek new bids to run the entertainment concession in the basin's city park, which brings in $3 million a year to the present operator.
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