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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Started with great fanfare two years ago, Orange County's public single-sex academies are managing to keep their doors open despite slimmed-down enrollment and loss of state funding. Female enrollment has fallen far short of expectations, hitting a peak of 40, half the expected number. That forced shrinkage in the boys' program as well.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Started with great fanfare two years ago, Orange County's public single-sex academies are managing to keep their doors open despite slimmed-down enrollment and loss of state funding. Female enrollment has fallen far short of expectations, hitting a peak of 40, half the expected number. That forced shrinkage in the boys' program as well.
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NEWS
January 10, 1996 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
In schools across the country, the idea of allowing girls to study and learn without having to compete with the more aggressive classroom behavior of boys is catching on. And, in a few places, the corollary--setting up schools just for boys--has been tried as well, but for a different reason: The all-male schools may help boys stay out of trouble by giving them the discipline and structure that they may not be getting at home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Speaking at the new Single Gender Academies here Wednesday, Gov. Pete Wilson announced plans to double the number of same-sex schools to 24 statewide. Wilson said he has earmarked $5 million in his 1998-99 budget proposal to open more single-gender schools and support those already operating. That would match the amount allocated for the program this school year. "In the budget for next year, we're going to build upon what is clearly working in Fountain Valley," Wilson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Speaking at the new Single Gender Academies here Wednesday, Gov. Pete Wilson announced plans to double the number of same-sex schools to 24 statewide. Wilson said he has earmarked $5 million in his 1998-99 budget proposal to open more single-gender schools and support those already operating. That would match the amount allocated for the program this school year. "In the budget for next year, we're going to build upon what is clearly working in Fountain Valley," Wilson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1996
Gov. Pete Wilson has proposed same-sex public schools to shape up delinquent boys and give low-achieving girls a chance to focus on academics. JIM BLAIR asked high-school students who have attended both same-sex and coed classes about the differences and their preferences. He also spoke with teachers about benefits and drawbacks. * EMILIO GARZA 18, senior, St. John Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead At first, I was a little bit scared because it was an all-guys school.
NEWS
January 15, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flanked by youngsters at the Single Gender Academies, Gov. Pete Wilson on Wednesday announced plans to double the number of same-sex academies to 24 statewide. Wilson said he has earmarked $5 million in his 1998-99 budget proposal to open more single-gender schools and support those already operating. That would match the amount allocated for the program this school year. "In the budget for next year, we're going to build upon what is clearly working in Fountain Valley," Wilson said.
NEWS
January 11, 1996
Nose to nose: After columnist William Safire called Hillary Clinton a "congenital liar," the president conceded that he'd like to punch Safire in the nose: * "Can't anybody write about the Clintons without mentioning genitals?" (Argus Hamilton) * "A grammarian like Safire can't be punched in the nose--he can only be punched on the nose." (Russ Myers) * "Safire says he was misquoted. What he really said is that Chelsea is a Clearasil buyer."
OPINION
January 21, 1996 | Richard Rodriguez
The monster has the face of a child. The nightmare figure outside our window is wearing Reeboks and is 7 years old. In recent months, politicians and police chiefs have proudly reported a drop in the crime rate in major U.S. cities. Criminologists are warning, however, that youth crimes--particularly violent crimes by the young--are increasing and will continue to increase. James Q.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1998 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the state's few experiments in single-gender public education, the concept may get its truest test in the first two such schools to open in Southern California--in an Orange County office park. Other all-boy and all-girl public schools launched this year in California serve mainstream students on or next to mainstream, coeducational campuses. The Single Gender Academies, which opened in Fountain Valley on Dec. 1, cater to students who have left traditional education altogether.
NEWS
January 15, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flanked by youngsters at the Single Gender Academies, Gov. Pete Wilson on Wednesday announced plans to double the number of same-sex academies to 24 statewide. Wilson said he has earmarked $5 million in his 1998-99 budget proposal to open more single-gender schools and support those already operating. That would match the amount allocated for the program this school year. "In the budget for next year, we're going to build upon what is clearly working in Fountain Valley," Wilson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1996
Gov. Pete Wilson has proposed same-sex public schools to shape up delinquent boys and give low-achieving girls a chance to focus on academics. JIM BLAIR asked high-school students who have attended both same-sex and coed classes about the differences and their preferences. He also spoke with teachers about benefits and drawbacks. * EMILIO GARZA 18, senior, St. John Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead At first, I was a little bit scared because it was an all-guys school.
NEWS
January 10, 1996 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
In schools across the country, the idea of allowing girls to study and learn without having to compete with the more aggressive classroom behavior of boys is catching on. And, in a few places, the corollary--setting up schools just for boys--has been tried as well, but for a different reason: The all-male schools may help boys stay out of trouble by giving them the discipline and structure that they may not be getting at home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the state's few experiments in single-gender public education, the concept may get its truest test in the first two such schools to open in Southern California--in an Orange County office park. Other all-boy and all-girl public schools launched this year in California serve mainstream students on or next to mainstream, coeducational campuses. The Single Gender Academies, which opened in Fountain Valley on Dec. 1, cater to students who have left traditional education altogether.
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