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April 21, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
Students at Strathern Street Elementary School gave a warm thank you Tuesday to Robert Mirvis, founder of the nonprofit L.A. Adopt-A-Class. The program was responsible for bringing more than 700 books to the school this year, with another 1,400 on the way. In a school assembly, students presented Mirvis with a mural-like quilt they made containing thank you notes, surrounded by photographs of children reading their new books.
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February 17, 1997 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Until Robert Mirvis came along three years ago, history textbooks at the 135th Street School in Los Angeles were so old that they did not include the fact that U.S. astronauts had landed on the moon a quarter century earlier. Thanks to his efforts, students at that school and two others not only have up-to-date books, but reading labs, math labs, science materials, computer equipment, globes and a host of other educational tools.
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November 30, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Books fill classroom shelves and department heads' offices at Fremont High School. They spill from the packed textbook room into unused storage spaces, and gradually creep into students' backpacks. This abundance of reading material would not be stunning were it not for the fact that last semester textbooks were in such short supply on the South-Central Los Angeles campus that students ended up sharing books that were typically tattered or out of date.
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