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March 9, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fifty-nine percent of the fourth-grade students at Van Nuys Elementary School demonstrated little or no mathematical thinking. Forty-five percent of the eighth-graders at San Fernando Middle School wrote answers to questions in a disorganized, undeveloped and vague manner. Fifty percent of the 10th-graders at Canoga Park High School read with only superficial connection between different parts of a text. But do these numbers really tell the story?
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April 10, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to improve student achievement in an area where two-thirds of the elementary students do not read at grade level, the Los Angeles Unified School District is teaming with private foundations and businesses to launch a curriculum reform measure in some eastern San Fernando Valley schools.
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August 25, 1995 | JEAN MERL and BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After several years on the sidelines, Mayor Richard Riordan announced Thursday that he plans to take a new leadership role in the campaign to break up the Los Angeles school district, and offered to create a city advisory panel to coordinate the growing demand for smaller districts.
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October 26, 1993 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fractious funding feud between the Los Angeles school district and its two San Fernando Valley charter schools came before the Board of Education for the first time Monday, with school and district officials holding fast to their opposing views on how the nearly independent campuses should be supported.
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December 6, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lt. Walter Nelson of the School Police of the Los Angeles Unified School District talked about his agency's work in the San Fernando Valley schools, from monitoring the recent anti-Proposition 187 protests to daily duties. The investigator, a 22-year veteran school officer, discussed the similarities and differences in youth over his career and the crimes against people and property that continue to plague the school district.
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November 5, 1991 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified School District board on Monday authorized four San Fernando Valley high schools to take the first step toward changing from three-year programs to four years as part of a districtwide movement reshaping secondary education. The unanimous decision authorized administrators at Chatsworth, Granada Hills, James Monroe and John F. Kennedy high schools to begin studying possible enrollment of ninth-graders beginning next fall.
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District scored at the lowest levels in all subject areas in the latest--and last--batch of California Learning Assessment System tests, prompting officials to pledge changes in city schools. The 1994 scores, released Tuesday by the state Department of Education, show that the vast majority of the district's fourth-, eighth- and 10th-graders performed well below state standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
SPORTS
January 25, 1994 | From Times Staff Writers
All athletic events in the Los Angeles Unified School District have been postponed for the second consecutive week and City Section officials might be forced to cancel the rest of the winter sports season in the aftermath of the Jan. 17 earthquake, City Commissioner Barbara Fiege said Monday. Officials from schools affected by the earthquake will meet today at Grant High in Van Nuys to consider various options, including the holding of tournaments in place of the remainder of the regular season.
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February 24, 1996 | JUDY TORRES and KATE FOLMAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 200 Van Nuys High School students staged their second campus rally in as many weeks Friday to show their opposition to a year-round schedule that eliminates traditional summer vacations for about two-thirds of them. School authorities, after long debate and heated protests from parents, adopted the 12-month calendar to cope with the 600 ninth-graders who will be added in July, when the school goes from a three-year to a four-year institution.
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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.
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