Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsOakland Unified School District
IN THE NEWS

Oakland Unified School District

NEWS
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.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
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 leslie.earnest@latimes.com
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
OPINION
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
After more than 20 hours of meetings with African American educators and community members, Los Angeles school board member Barbara Boudreaux on Tuesday finalized her proposal to further embrace Ebonics. The document, which Boudreaux said she will introduce to the Los Angeles Unified School District's board Monday, calls for acknowledging that Ebonics is a distinct language requiring specialized training for all teachers who have contact with black students.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|