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December 22, 1994 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The person chosen to carry the lamp lit by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Project--the ambitious new effort to promote countywide school reform that was announced Wednesday--will wear many hats.
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November 6, 1995 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Almost a year after it was announced amid great fanfare and optimism, a $106-million effort to jump-start reform in hundreds of schools across Los Angeles County has yet to spend a dime on students, teachers or campuses.
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December 21, 1994 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
An ambitious effort to consolidate many of the myriad public school reform efforts in Los Angeles County under one umbrella, while transforming hundreds of campuses into laboratories of change, will be launched today with a $53-million challenge grant from the Annenberg Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1994 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The person chosen to carry the lamp lit by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Project--the ambitious new effort to promote countywide school reform that was announced Wednesday--will wear many hats.
NEWS
November 6, 1995 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Almost a year after it was announced amid great fanfare and optimism, a $106-million effort to jump-start reform in hundreds of schools across Los Angeles County has yet to spend a dime on students, teachers or campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1998
Re "Movies as a Job Engine," editorial, Jan. 25: Two million dollars in state funding was allocated to the Hollywood Entertainment Museum for its education center and further development of programs targeting schools. The education center makes up one-third of the museum, providing rooms for industry-specific studies, an electronic library with a state-of-the-art career job bank, editing and Foley rooms. For the first time, the entertainment industry is collaborating to provide information to the museum's job bank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1994
Los Angeles County is indeed fortunate to be one of the recipients of a $53-million grant to improve public education. The Annenberg Foundation's generous challenge grant will be worth as much as $106 million because the foundation will match each dollar privately raised. That's a lot of money to do good with, though not enough to do miracles with.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1995
Re "LAMP Is Yet to Catch Fire," editorial, Nov. 9: It is unfortunate that the Los Angeles Metropolitan Project school reform effort is proceeding at a snail's pace when programs in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco seem to have progressed in a timely manner and with great zeal. Perhaps I can make a suggestion of how LAMP can get on track. Contacting teachers through the teachers' union, United Teachers Los Angeles, would be the key to jump-start LAMP. To date, neither UTLA nor any teachers have been consulted or even informed of the reform effort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995
The ambitious Los Angeles Metropolitan Project, a reform effort that would fund restructuring of public schools and pay for expert educators to improve reading and math instruction, is plodding along. Part of the Annenberg Foundation's impressive $500-million, five-year commitment to bolster public education, LAMP seeks to spread the success of the LEARN local-control reforms, which have already taken root in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But progress is taking too long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1997
Despite the huge problems facing the Los Angeles Unified School District, a weekend program at Mulholland Middle School in Van Nuys illustrates how new and relatively simple approaches can make schools work better for students and parents. A big part of that includes giving children the chance to excel and helping parents get more involved in their youngster's education.
NEWS
December 21, 1994 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
An ambitious effort to consolidate many of the myriad public school reform efforts in Los Angeles County under one umbrella, while transforming hundreds of campuses into laboratories of change, will be launched today with a $53-million challenge grant from the Annenberg Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1999
Re "Accelerated Program Prepares New Teachers," June 20. The Times is to be commended for drawing attention to an innovative new program to prepare future teachers for the classroom. Between growing enrollments and the need for new teachers under the class-size reduction program, it is essential that we find better ways to prepare quality teachers in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP) helped develop and fund the program described in your article so that new teachers would enter the classroom with strong field experience and a firsthand knowledge of the challenges facing urban schools.
OPINION
April 12, 1998
This is to correct the many misstatements in Patrick Reilly's blistering Column Right ("Annenberg's 'Challenge' Is a Bust," April 7), attacking my father's $500-million gift to support and deepen existing school reform efforts in key cities across the country. In 1994, Los Angeles was awarded the largest single sum--$53 million--and formed the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project. In 1995, LAAMP began awarding grants to local school districts. To date, 226 schools configured into 28 school families (groups of schools, K-12, that are connected from elementary through high school)
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