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July 31, 1994
I commend you for your editorial "A New Hope for Ailing Schools" (July 14). Charter schools empower parents and teachers to provide the best learning environment for their students, unfettered by rules and regulations designed by people unfamiliar with the unique student population served locally. Charter schools are a challenge to parents and teachers and require a dedication and commitment to success that demands many hours of hard work and full cooperation among school site personnel.
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January 21, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Supporters of an Orange charter school where a teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with her students rallied Thursday to protest a possible takeover of the campus by the school district. An overflow crowd of more than 300 students, parents and teachers from Santiago Middle School packed the Orange Unified School District board meeting to plead their case. "No one at the school could have seen this coming," Henry Hanson, a Santiago music teacher, told the board.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995
* Principal Mary Ann Owsley, Santiago Middle School, Orange When classes begin Sept. 5 at Santiago Middle School in Orange, it will operate under the first charter in Orange County. Under state law, charter schools may vary from the education code and take a flexible approach to staffing and teacher credentials. At Santiago, the 948 students will wear uniforms and attend interdisciplinary classes. The state, local school board and the school's teachers approved the charter last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995
* Principal Mary Ann Owsley, Santiago Middle School, Orange When classes begin Sept. 5 at Santiago Middle School in Orange, it will operate under the first charter in Orange County. Under state law, charter schools may vary from the education code and take a flexible approach to staffing and teacher credentials. At Santiago, the 948 students will wear uniforms and attend interdisciplinary classes. The state, local school board and the school's teachers approved the charter last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Supporters of an Orange charter school where a teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with her students rallied Thursday to protest a possible takeover of the campus by the school district. An overflow crowd of more than 300 students, parents and teachers from Santiago Middle School packed the Orange Unified School District board meeting to plead their case. "No one at the school could have seen this coming," Henry Hanson, a Santiago music teacher, told the board.
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July 11, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 years of teaching history at Santiago Middle School, Suzanne Bell-Dragoon dreams of early morning classes on Civil War-era dances to complement her lessons on that period. English Department chairwoman Cathie Hunsberger imagines an hourly payroll of college students to help grade papers. Robyn Tunstall, who coordinates Santiago's program for gifted and talented students, wants teachers from all subjects to synchronize their curricula.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2000 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The Orange Unified School District unanimously voted in favor of renewing Santiago Charter Middle School's petition through 2005. The middle school has been chartered since fall 1994 and is required to resubmit a petition every five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2005 | From a Times Staff Report
An Orange teacher arrested on suspicion of having sex with two of her students was charged Friday with an additional count of lewd acts with a third boy, officials said. Sarah Bench-Salorio now faces 29 counts of committing lewd acts on three boys, all younger than 14 and former students in her English class at Santiago Middle School, officials said. Bench-Salorio, 28, is being held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. She will be arraigned Tuesday.
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April 17, 1990 | TONY MARCANO
Five Orange County schools are among winners of the 1989-90 California Distinguished Middle and High School Awards, which recognize schools that have dramatically increased average scores on California Assessment Program tests. The winners were announced by Bill Honig, state superintendent of public instruction, at a meeting of the state Department of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1994
I commend you for your editorial "A New Hope for Ailing Schools" (July 14). Charter schools empower parents and teachers to provide the best learning environment for their students, unfettered by rules and regulations designed by people unfamiliar with the unique student population served locally. Charter schools are a challenge to parents and teachers and require a dedication and commitment to success that demands many hours of hard work and full cooperation among school site personnel.
NEWS
July 11, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 years of teaching history at Santiago Middle School, Suzanne Bell-Dragoon dreams of early morning classes on Civil War-era dances to complement her lessons on that period. English Department chairwoman Cathie Hunsberger imagines an hourly payroll of college students to help grade papers. Robyn Tunstall, who coordinates Santiago's program for gifted and talented students, wants teachers from all subjects to synchronize their curricula.
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