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August 7, 1997 | Associated Press
The school superintendent whose district prompted a national debate over ebonics announced her resignation Wednesday. In a tearful news conference, Carolyn Getridge said she is leaving for a better job in the private sector, not because of past controversies. Getridge vaulted to the forefront of a national education debate last December when the Oakland school board passed a resolution recognizing "ebonics," or black English, as a separate language.
March 9, 1999 | Leslie Earnest, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses and restaurants for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at
The Bakersfield City School District has ordered 100,000 "Dippers" from Anaheim-based Dippy Foods Inc. to rotate occasionally onto its schools' menus. The prepackaged containers of chips, cheese and salsa were a hit with children in a recent taste test, said Terie Furtney, the district's food service chief. The district likes the product because it requires no preparation and has a 60-day shelf life, which means it comes in handy in an emergency.
October 1, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education reached an agreement last week that would allow federal officials to monitor the district's efforts to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions of its African American students. The resolution, which the Oakland school board passed unanimously, closes an investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights into whether African American students were disciplined more frequently and harshly than their white classmates.
May 30, 2003 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
An emergency $100-million loan for the insolvent Oakland Unified School District cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature on Thursday and was headed to Gov. Gray Davis for signing. On a 28-9 vote, the state Senate approved a bill authorizing the loan. Davis is expected to sign the measure, approved earlier by the Assembly, providing the largest bailout for a school district in California history and a state takeover of Oakland schools.
January 27, 2005 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, a likely candidate for state attorney general next year, talked Wednesday about his latest calling -- charter schools -- to a group of fellow enthusiasts for the independently operated public campuses. "Each year this movement gets stronger," the former California governor told a gathering of the California Charter Schools Assn. in Pasadena. "Of course, the opposition takes even greater aim" as charters continue to proliferate in the state and parts of the nation.
January 5, 1997 | Kevin Weston
It's called "ebonics" now. The blues then. It's really pain. I remember coming home from kindergarten, afro blowin' in the Oakland wind, talkin' about: "I'm fixin' to go outside. "What did you say, boy?" My mother was always wary of those fools in the streets," and when I came home talking like somebody she was afraid of, or afraid of me becoming, she put me right in check. "Fixin" is not a word. 'I am about to go outside.' Say it." "I am about to go outside."
April 28, 1988 | LYNN STEINBERG, Times Staff Writer
The state Court of Appeal has thrown out a $150,000 jury award to a woman who sued the city of Los Angeles after being raped in her Northridge home by an on-duty Los Angeles police sergeant. In a 2-1 decision, the 2nd Appellate District court found that Leigh B. Schroyer, a 15-year veteran of the Police Department, was not acting within the course and scope of his employment when the rape occurred in October, 1981, and that the city, therefore, should not be accountable for his actions.
November 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
An assemblyman, an ex-senator who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges and several former local officials are stiffing the state for more than $500,000 in fines, California's political watchdog said this week. The Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday released the names of a dozen current or former officials who have made the agency's "deadbeat list" and said it will go after their salaries, tax refunds and property to cover the debts. The 12 include Assemblyman Willard H.
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