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June 15, 1994 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A new foundation created by proponents of school vouchers is offering $2.4 million in private school scholarships for low-income children in Los Angeles and Orange counties, a foundation leader said Tuesday. Similar to projects operating in about a dozen U.S.
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SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 If there's one big lesson learned from last week's arbitration victory by four private schools over the CIF Southern Section, it's that the section will no longer decide to move private schools from their sports areas for competitive equity reasons. Twice the Southern Section has tried to move La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's, believing its bylaws provided authority to do so. Twice the schools have won legal decisions to stay put. "There's a message, and we have to accept that message," Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2008 | Carla Rivera, Rivera is a Times staff writer.
At the private New Roads School in Santa Monica, 20 families decided not to re-enroll in the fall because of financial nervousness. At Loyola High School near downtown, 40 families have come forward since the beginning of the school year seeking financial aid to help cover tuition costs, even as the school's endowment -- heavily invested in equities -- has taken a battering in the financial market.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's have  won their arbitration cases against the CIF Southern Section and will remain in their current sports areas for the upcoming re-leaguing cycle from 2014-18. It will force the Northern Area, Mt. SAC and parochial areas to meet again and start over their re-leaguing process. Those areas had already created new leagues without the four schools. The Southern Section was scheduled to release its new playoff divisions for football on March 16, but that is expected to be delayed.
NEWS
May 19, 1998
Yearly Enrollment Comparison The percentage of California students opting to attend private schools followed national trends downward during the 1980s but has remained about the same for the past decade. Californians are less likely than students nationwide to attend private schools, The rate in Los Angeles County exceeds both the state and national averages. Public school enrollment as a percentage of total enrollment in L.A. County in comparison with the state and the nation. L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2009 | Carla Rivera
When David and Jacki Horwitz read an article in The Times about Lorelei Oliver's struggle to find a good school for her son Kamal Key, their response was immediate: Perhaps, they inquired, there was a fund to which they could contribute to help the 12-year-old, who had been admitted to a prestigious but costly private campus?
SPORTS
August 4, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Every time Elijah Asante is underestimated, doubted or looked upon with skepticism, he rises up and changes attitudes like a fiery preacher delivering a sermon to his flock. He's at it again in his latest challenge, taking over as football coach at Santa Fe Springs St. Paul. He knows it's not just any job he has. As head football coach at a private school, he's been admitted into an exclusive club. He's the only African American football head coach in the Trinity, Serra or Mission leagues, the three most powerful football leagues made up of private schools in the CIF's Southern Section.
NEWS
November 30, 1994
The San Fernando Valley is home to more than 200 private schools, where one of every five Valley students attends classes. Today, The Times profiles the largest of those schools. B5
NEWS
July 2, 1987
Despite a last-ditch effort by parents to find new students, officials at Central Christian School say sagging enrollment has forced them to close the small private school after 17 years of operation. Central Baptist Church notified parents June 11 that it was no longer financially feasible to operate the school, which has 81 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. To break even, the school needed another 122 students paying $165-a-month tuition, church officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1997
Re "A Tough Private Choice for Public School Advocate," Oct. 8: LEARN President Mike Roos makes $200,000 a year and his wife is too busy starting a business to pick up their 5-year-old daughter as she waits up to one hour alone at school for a bus to take her to day care, where she will spend the next five hours? What is wrong with this picture? His solution is to switch the little girl to private school for a year and then back to public school so as to protect his public image. If Roos wants to improve schools, he needs to realize that one of the largest problems is not with the school system itself but with the breakdown of the family.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Lights, camera, action! It's time for some arbitration hardball. Attorneys representing four private schools and the CIF Southern Section will gather Tuesday and Wednesday to present their arguments as part of a binding arbitration hearing to determine whether Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's will have to switch sports leagues in the fall. It's similar to one of those Major League Baseball arbitration hearings, in which the team and the player each submit a contract figure and the arbitrator chooses one. In this case, each school will present its arguments, the Southern Section will present its response and the arbitrator will make a decision within a week.
SPORTS
August 29, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Lawyers representing the Southern Section have filed a court motion seeking dismissal of three federal lawsuits by four private high schools filed in the wake of the Southern Section's decision to move the schools into a different geographic group for sports competition last school year. St. Bonaventure, Oaks Christian, Damien and St. Lucy's sued the Southern Section and are seeking an injunction to prevent the Southern Section from placing the schools into the parochial area for sports releaguing in 2014-15.
SPORTS
June 21, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Four private high schools based in Southern California filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court on Thursday challenging the CIF Southern Section's decision to place the schools' sports programs into a competition area with similar parochial schools. Ventura St. Bonaventure, Westlake Village Oaks Christian, La Verne Damien and Glendora St. Lucy's are seeking an injunction to prevent the Southern Section from placing them into the parochial area for the 2014-15 releaguing cycle. Previously, St. Bonaventure and Oaks Christian were part of the Northern Area and Damien and St. Lucy's were part of the Mt. SAC Area, both of which included public schools.
WORLD
June 2, 2013 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
LIANGHE, China - When kindergarten was dismissed on that April afternoon, 6-year-old Ren Xinyi and her younger cousin hurried home. They were eager to check out a plastic bag they had spotted on the way to school that morning with their grandmother, who had taken it home without thinking twice. Xinyi looked inside and grabbed a blue pencil and notebook; 5-year-old Ren Zhaoning took out a children's yogurt drink and sipped half of the creamy white liquid before handing it to her cousin.
WORLD
May 25, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Sixteen children and a teacher were killed Saturday when their school van burst into flames in eastern Pakistan, apparently due to a short circuit. President Asif Ali Zardari expressed "deep shock" over the tragedy and ordered authorities to investigate the incident. Pakistani media quoted police officials as saying the van was moving through eastern Punjab province when a short circuit ignited gasoline leaking from the fuel tank. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the van was carrying 24 children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2013 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Michelle Rhee, head of an influential education advocacy group that backs using student test scores to evaluate teachers, this week fended off accusations that she failed to pursue evidence of cheating when she ran the District of Columbia school system. In an internal memo, a district consultant warned that about 190 teachers at 70 schools - more than half the system's campuses - may have cheated in 2008 by erasing wrong answers on student testing sheets and filling in correct ones.
SPORTS
December 19, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer
Storm clouds seem ready to appear again in 2008 when it comes to the relationship between private and public schools. At least one league is expected to make a proposal to have separate playoff divisions for private and public schools. Mike Herrington, the football coach at Newhall Hart and a member of the Southern Section football advisory committee, said "inequity concerns" are fueling a movement to take action.
SPORTS
January 18, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
There has been a disheartening descent into the abyss taking place at the most unexpected of places -- big-time private school football programs. When Encino Crespi, Santa Margarita, Bellflower St. John Bosco and Los Angeles Loyola all start looking for new football coaches after failing to make the playoffs, it sends a message that if you're seeking job security, don't apply to a private school that expects to compete for a championship every season...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 | By Michael J. Mishak
SACRAMENTO -- In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the country, the Los Angeles Times asked her spokeswoman a simple question: Do Rhee's children attend public or private school? The response from Erin Shaw seemed clear. “She is a public school parent,” Shaw told the paper in an email. So The Times reported that Rhee's two children attend public school . After the story ran in Wednesday's newspaper, one of Rhee's biggest critics, the American Federation of Teachers, challenged that statement, saying that one of her daughters attends a private school in Tennessee, where her ex-husband lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
When Lashon Academy opens its doors this fall, its students will be taught to read and write in both English and Hebrew - a first for a public school in Los Angeles. But the approval of the charter school last month has raised concerns that it and others, particularly dual-language charters, blur the line between private and public campuses by accepting public money to cater only to a certain demographic. Lashon Academy, planned for Van Nuys, is modeled after the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., which opened in 2009.
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