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November 18, 1992 | HENRY CHU
A new coalition devoted to trying to create a separate San Fernando Valley school district is scheduled to hold its first official public meeting tonight to discuss the issue. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Burton Street School in Panorama City. Leaders of the newly formed Valley Advocates for Local Unified Education will put forward their proposal for a Valley school district and hear from local lawmakers who have endorsed or expressed interest in the idea.
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April 27, 2013 | Steve Lopez
At Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills, every student has an iPad. That's 1,200 iPads, and if L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy can figure out how to pay for 660,000 more of them, every student in the district will have a tablet in the next few years. A good idea? "It's magical," declared a student at Valley Academy who loves his iPad. Maybe. But I've got lots of questions. Like many parents, my wife and I have tried to make sure our daughter reads real books and doesn't get addicted to everything digital.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1992
Five San Fernando Valley schools are a step closer to achieving increased autonomy from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The five campuses are among 14 poised to move into the second phase of the groundbreaking "school-based management" plan, a three-step restructuring designed by the district and the teachers union to give schools greater decision-making powers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Howard Blume and Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Two dozen high-performing Los Angeles schools are seeking to become charter campuses in search of more money and increased flexibility. The list reads like an honor roll of academic excellence. Every school has surpassed the state's target score of 800 on the Academic Performance Index, which is based on standardized tests. Although many of the schools considered the move in hopes of greater funding, campus officials said they also began to see the benefits of increased freedom over such things as curriculum, testing and schedules.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1992 | HENRY CHU
Eight San Fernando Valley elementary schools will change their schedules under a plan to add room for increased enrollment for the new school year beginning July 1, Los Angeles school district officials have announced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2000
Each year, high school students who lead their classes in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys are honored as valedictorians. A variety of criteria are used to choose the students, but basically, they are the best and brightest at their schools. Several of them share their thoughts as they embark on their journeys into adulthood. Melissa Hwang, Chatsworth School: Bishop Alemany High GPA: 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1992
I find it appalling that Bill Anton will be walking away with thousands upon thousands of dollars in pensions, accumulated pay for sick days and vacation days after serving only two years as Los Angeles schools superintendent. Particularly when my 7-year-old child is sweltering in 100-degree heat in a classroom at Dixie Canyon Elementary School that cannot afford an air conditioner. Obviously, increasing administrative perks and pensions was far more important over the years than considering the basic needs of students and teachers, especially in the San Fernando Valley schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
Two San Fernando Valley schools were honored for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, officials announced Thursday. Selected as Blue Ribbon Schools were two Catholic high schools, Notre Dame in Sherman Oaks and Louisville in Woodland Hills. This year, 266 public and private institutions nationwide were named Blue Ribbon Schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1998
The lack of air-conditioners in the San Fernando Valley schools should be considered an occupational hazard for the teachers and a form of abuse for the students. ("Air-Conditioning Delays to Affect More Schools," Aug. 21). My daughter works at a school that lacks trees [and has] no air-conditioner. There are no shady spots, the bungalows lack cross-ventilation and the outdoor cement can cook eggs. Just as schools are closed for floods, I believe they should also close for severe heat.
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February 15, 1991
Fifty-seven suspected drug dealers were arrested near San Fernando Valley schools this week in what police described as a two-day, concentrated effort to deter narcotics traffickers from targeting children. Those arrested on a variety of drug charges ranged in age from 14 to 51, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Gary Rogness, head of the Valley's narcotics task force. All but five charged were adults.
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August 21, 2010 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
A sweet ending for a one-of-a-kind cake museum was assured Friday when bakery students from a San Fernando Valley vocational school rescued more than a hundred colorfully decorated cakes from a trip to the dumpster. The elaborately designed wedding and birthday cakes — actually, frosting-covered Styrofoam — were kept in glass display cases by cake-decorating expert Frances Kuyper. She operated her museum in Pasadena before moving to a Boyle Heights retirement home. For a dozen years, operators of Hollenbeck Palms allowed Kuyper to maintain a mini museum in a small basement room.
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December 7, 2001 | JULIE TAMAKI and MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The State Board of Education unanimously killed a proposal Thursday to break San Fernando Valley schools away from the Los Angeles district, keeping the issue off the ballot and ending a long campaign. The Los Angeles Unified School District has its problems, board members acknowledged, but pulling out 200,000 students would not solve them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2001
A hearing on whether the San Fernando Valley should get its own school districts has been postponed--again--until late this year. The state Board of Education had scheduled the Sacramento hearing for September, but supporters of a plan to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District and create two districts in the Valley sought the delay because several of them could not attend.
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June 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Mayor Richard Riordan celebrated the first expansion of LA's BEST since 1999 in a visit to Pacoima Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. LA's BEST, which stands for Better Educated Students for Tomorrow, is a free program that offers a set curriculum for students ages 5 to 12. Twenty-five schools in the Valley are LA's BEST sites. Only year-round schools will offer the program during summer vacation months.
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April 24, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Department of Education has postponed until September a public hearing on whether the San Fernando Valley's public schools should secede from the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials said Monday. The hearing was delayed at the request of the union that represents the district's 43,000 teachers, counselors, psychologists and nurses. The hearing will be held during the state board's Sept. 5 meeting in Sacramento instead of June 7.
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April 23, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a divided Los Angeles is viable, as a recent study of San Fernando Valley secession concluded, could the Los Angeles Unified School District also be split? Next month, the state Department of Education plans to release its analysis of a school district breakup proposal that, according to supporters, would create two more manageable districts in the San Fernando Valley or, according to opponents, would divide the haves from the have-nots.
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June 12, 1997
Bridget Pearson's victory in the girls' pole vault in the state track and field championships at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento on Saturday gave Hoover High its region-leading 16th individual state title. Other schools from the region that have won five or more titles are Glendale with 15, Rio Mesa with nine, Kennedy and Oxnard with eight, Thousand Oaks with seven and Antelope Valley and San Fernando with five.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991
As a parent of a Los Angeles high school student, I am filled with fear. For the moment, let's not address the drug problems, gang violence, overcrowded classrooms, inadequate textbooks and shortage of basic educational supplies. Let's not address deteriorating test scores and the disintegration and fragmentation of family and community stability brought about by year-round school schedules. Let's not focus on educational issues at all, as it doesn't seem to be a priority of the school board or our state.
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April 23, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a divided Los Angeles is viable, as a recent study of San Fernando Valley secession concluded, could the Los Angeles Unified School District also be split? Late next month, the state Department of Education plans to release its analysis of a school district breakup proposal. Supporters say the plan would create two, more manageable districts in the Valley, while opponents contend it would separate the haves from the have-nots.
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February 11, 2001 | SABRINA DECKER
Office Depot will give free supplies to 44 elementary schools in the San Fernando Valley under an adopt-a-school program, school district officials said Saturday. The program will match schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District's Subdistrict C--which includes Van Nuys, Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Reseda and part of Northridge--with the seven Office Depot stores in the San Fernando Valley, Subdistrict C Supt. Robert Collins said.
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