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March 25, 1993 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotionally charged court hearing Wednesday, former state schools chief Bill Honig insisted that he should not have to pay restitution even though he was convicted of felony conflict of interest last month in connection with $337,509 in state contracts. Honig and his attorneys argued that the Department of Education lost no money related to the contracts, which paid four educators to set up parental involvement programs in local school districts.
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March 25, 1993 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotionally charged court hearing Wednesday, former state schools chief Bill Honig insisted that he should not have to pay restitution even though he was convicted of felony conflict of interest last month in connection with $337,509 in state contracts. Honig and his attorneys argued that the Department of Education lost no money related to the contracts, which paid four educators to set up parental involvement programs in local school districts.
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February 15, 1992 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an unusual public discussion of a supposedly confidential federal audit, a sharply divided State Board of Education on Friday asked for more time to consider the audit's conflict-of-interest findings against state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig. The audit accused Honig of violating state conflict-of-interest laws in his dealings with the Quality Education Program, formerly run by his wife, Nancy.
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February 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Federal and state grand juries are investigating allegations that state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig violated conflict-of-interest laws in dealings with his wife's nonprofit business, Honig's lawyer said. Patrick Hallinan, one of the state's top criminal lawyers, said Wednesday that Honig hired him after learning that a state grand jury had subpoenaed a former deputy superintendent. Hallinan said a federal grand jury had subpoenaed a former employee of Honig's reelection campaign.
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September 2, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Linda McClellan was named the acting principal of Pacoima Elementary School in April. The Los Angeles native and Los Angeles Unified School District veteran had served as the assistant principal of Pacoima since November 1993. McClellan, who has been with the LAUSD for 24 years, has taught grades K-6 and worked as a reading specialist and a gifted program coordinator among her many jobs with the district. She also took a year's leave to work with Nancy Honig's Quality Education Program in 1991.
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September 22, 1992 | BETTY HENNESSY, BETTY HENNESSY, the consultant on physical education for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, says that advances in the study of physical education will change the role it plays in the curriculum. She told The Times:
If kids aren't doing well in reading, writing or mathematics, we try to give more of the same, when we should be providing quality physical-education programs that can improve health, and increase alertness by increasing oxygen to the brain. But the Department of Education is introducing a new framework for physical education. We've never had one before.
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October 6, 1985 | David G. Savage, Savage is a Times education writer. and
The Public Ivys: A GUIDE TO AMERICA'S BEST PUBLIC UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES by Richard Moll (Viking: $18.95; 289 pp.) THE BEST BUYS IN COLLEGE EDUCATION by Edward B. Fiske (Times Books: $9.95, paperback; 387 pp.) Each year, the College Board puts out a report that must send shudders through families with teen-age sons and daughters. It is a survey of the cost of going to college. The average cost was up 7% this year over last, nearly double the inflation rate.
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December 19, 1986 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A proposed California State University campus for booming southern Orange County advanced a major step Thursday as Cal State Fullerton's faculty representatives voted 21 to 9 in favor of starting a branch in the Mission Viejo area. The lopsided support by the Academic Senate for a satellite campus came after three weeks of heated debate and earlier indications that the faculty was sharply divided on the question of expanding into south Orange County.
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October 30, 2000 | PAUL D. WHITE, Paul D. White is a teacher at West Valley Community Education Center in Van Nuys
I love public education and am a public school teacher and administrator with more than 20 years in this business. I support Proposition 38, California's school voucher initiative, because ruinous public school leadership has made this proposal the only chance we now have to improve the sorry state of public schooling in this state. People who worry about the details of Proposition 38 miss the point.
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January 16, 1993 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A key prosecution witness testified in the conflict-of-interest trial of state public schools chief Bill Honig that she worked directly for a private consulting firm run by Honig's wife even though she was on the state Department of Education's payroll. Linda Page, a former elementary school principal, also said she received no supervision from state officials.
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January 13, 1995
Dean Waldfogel, acting superintendent of Irvine Unified School District When Irvine Unified School District Superintendent David E. Brown left in October to take the top job at Napa Valley Unified School District, only one of the district's three deputy superintendents expressed absolutely no interest in the job.
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