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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994 | DANA PARSONS
As roasts go, it wasn't hilariously funny. Some of the speakers, in fact, didn't even try to uphold the sacred tradition of skewering the guest of honor. One or two of them even had trouble maintaining composure. They came not to bury Rudy, but to praise him. Rudy Castruita already has left Santa Ana for his new job as superintendent of the San Diego Department of Education, so his "roasting" Monday night in front of about 300 people had an even more nostalgic tinge than normal for such things.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994 | JON NALICK
The governing board of the Santa Ana Unified School District has bid farewell to Supt. Rudy Castruita, praising his nine years of service to the district as outstanding. "I will certainly miss Rudy's guidance, intelligence and leadership," Trustee Robert W. Balen said during the board's regular meeting on Tuesday. "I think (his) legacy is going to live on for many years" in the college work and careers of the 50,000 students he helped educate, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a sunset patio party, community leaders on Monday feted Rudy M. Castruita, the Santa Ana's schools chief who is leaving to take over the San Diego County Department of Education, as a dynamic speaker and powerful leader who has revolutionized Orange County's largest school district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1987
Rudy Castruita, an associate superintendent in the Santa Ana Unified School District, has been appointed to the State Superintendent's Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs. The appointment was announced by Bill Honig, state superintendent of public instruction, who named Castruita to the post. Honig said the advisory council provides him a direct link to the Latino community, and he said this is useful in securing advice on how state education can best help Latino children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994
Santa Ana Unified School District needs a breath of fresh air but it won't happen when (Superintendent) Rudy Castruita leaves the district ("Castruita Will Quit Santa Ana School District," June 1). The breath of fresh air will come when the conservative Christian groups who oppose school reform are voted out of office. Talk about no class, (board member) Tom Chaffee makes a remark in regards to Castruita leaving by saying we "need a breath of fresh air and I can't say I'm sorry to see him go."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1987 | Bill Billiter
Work will begin Sunday on Century High School, which is scheduled to open in the 1988-89 school year and will stress the use of computers and high-technology subjects. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at 1401 S. Grand Ave. Edward S. Krass, superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District, said Century High will serve 1,800 students. In addition to standard high school subjects, computer science, engineering, medical services, drafting and electronics will be taught.
NEWS
December 4, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy Castruita swept into the Santa Ana Unified School District superintendent's office a year ago last week with a flurry of activity, egging on students with the force of his boisterous personality and assuring parents that he would tackle overcrowding and other district problems.
NEWS
June 1, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy M. Castruita, superintendent of Orange County's largest school district and a national spokesman for urban schools, will leave his job in August to take over the top post at the San Diego County Department of Education. In his six years running Santa Ana Unified, Castruita, 50, has earned an armful of accolades for slashing the district's dropout rate, raising test scores and bringing together city, business and school leaders to fight gangs and drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1994 | DANA PARSONS
As roasts go, it wasn't hilariously funny. Some of the speakers, in fact, didn't even try to uphold the sacred tradition of skewering the guest of honor. One or two of them even had trouble maintaining composure. They came not to bury Rudy, but to praise him. Rudy Castruita already has left Santa Ana for his new job as superintendent of the San Diego Department of Education, so his "roasting" Monday night in front of about 300 people had an even more nostalgic tinge than normal for such things.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1994 | JON NALICK
The governing board of the Santa Ana Unified School District has bid farewell to Supt. Rudy Castruita, praising his nine years of service to the district as outstanding. "I will certainly miss Rudy's guidance, intelligence and leadership," Trustee Robert W. Balen said during the board's regular meeting on Tuesday. "I think (his) legacy is going to live on for many years" in the college work and careers of the 50,000 students he helped educate, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1994
Santa Ana Unified School District needs a breath of fresh air but it won't happen when (Superintendent) Rudy Castruita leaves the district ("Castruita Will Quit Santa Ana School District," June 1). The breath of fresh air will come when the conservative Christian groups who oppose school reform are voted out of office. Talk about no class, (board member) Tom Chaffee makes a remark in regards to Castruita leaving by saying we "need a breath of fresh air and I can't say I'm sorry to see him go."
NEWS
June 1, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy M. Castruita, superintendent of Orange County's largest school district and a national spokesman for urban schools, will leave his job in August to take over the top post at the San Diego County Department of Education. In his six years running Santa Ana Unified, Castruita, 50, has earned an armful of accolades for slashing the district's dropout rate, raising test scores and bringing together city, business and school leaders to fight gangs and drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bringing Orange County its second top state education honor in as many weeks, Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Rudy M. Castruita was named Superintendent of the Year by the Assn. of California School Administrators, officials announced Thursday. "Santa Ana Unified is proof that the immigrant and diverse student population can be an opportunity rather than a problem for school officials," said Wesley L.
NEWS
December 4, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rudy Castruita swept into the Santa Ana Unified School District superintendent's office a year ago last week with a flurry of activity, egging on students with the force of his boisterous personality and assuring parents that he would tackle overcrowding and other district problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bringing Orange County its second top state education honor in as many weeks, Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Rudy M. Castruita was named Superintendent of the Year by the Assn. of California School Administrators, officials announced Thursday. "Santa Ana Unified is proof that the immigrant and diverse student population can be an opportunity rather than a problem for school officials," said Wesley L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
It has among the lowest test scores in the county, a high dropout rate, a student population that speaks 40 different languages--and a poor self-image. But armed with its first comprehensive survey of community opinion, the Santa Ana Unified School District is re-evaluating the job it is doing as it tries to cope with the challenges of severe overcrowding, too few dollars and the demands of a changing ethnic population--a future that school officials say is in store for many other school districts in Orange County and throughout California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
It has among the lowest test scores in the county, a high dropout rate, a student population that speaks 40 different languages--and a poor self-image. But armed with its first comprehensive survey of community opinion, the Santa Ana Unified School District is re-evaluating the job it is doing as it tries to cope with the challenges of severe overcrowding, too few dollars and the demands of a changing ethnic population--a future that school officials say is in store for many other school districts in Orange County and throughout California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1987
Rudy Castruita, an associate superintendent in the Santa Ana Unified School District, has been appointed to the State Superintendent's Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs. The appointment was announced by Bill Honig, state superintendent of public instruction, who named Castruita to the post. Honig said the advisory council provides him a direct link to the Latino community, and he said this is useful in securing advice on how state education can best help Latino children.
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