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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2010 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger threw his weight behind state legislation on Tuesday that proposes to give school administrators the ability to assign or fire teachers based on their effectiveness and to streamline the dismissal process. Schwarzenegger made similar suggestions during a speech in January, and state Sen. Bob Huff, (R-Diamond Bar) wrote the bill, which is to be heard in the Legislature on Wednesday. At a press conference Tuesday at Markham Middle School in Watts, Schwarzenegger cited Times stories about the difficulties in evaluating teachers and said California's schools need to operate more like private companies that can make personnel decisions based on merit rather than seniority.
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NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Susan Rohwer, guest blogger
When children don't conform to stereotypical gender assumptions, is it ever appropriate to punish them? This month, 9-year-old Grayson Bruce of North Carolina was told to leave his My Little Pony backpack at home because it was a “trigger for bullying.” To which his mother said: “Saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape. It's flawed logic.” And last month, 8-year-old Sunnie Kahle in Virginia was told to stop dressing like a boy or she would not be able stay at her Christian school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1988
Cynthia Grennan, superintendent of the Anaheim Union High School District, has been named by the Assn. of California School Administrators as its statewide nominee for the 1989 National Superintendent of the Year Award. Each year the American Assn. of School Administrators picks an outstanding school executive for the national award. Each state association nominates one person. The 1989 winner will be named during the national convention of the American Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1997
Dana Hills High School Principal Kathleen Rager has been appointed to the Assn. of California School Administrators State Secondary Education Committee, which develops policies and programs for schools statewide. Members of the committee identify and study issues related to secondary education in California and make recommendations that often become adopted throughout the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993
El Modena High School Principal Gail Richards has been named Secondary Principal Administrator of the Year by the Assn. of California School Administrators. Richards, El Modena's principal for the past five years, has spent her entire teaching career in the Orange Unified School District. She began as a teacher at El Modena in 1972 and was promoted to principal after teaching and administrative assignments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police quashed a demonstration Wednesday at Inglewood High School after hundreds of students attempted to walk out of their classrooms in protest of school administrators, authorities said. Dozens of officers responded to a disturbance call from the school at 231 S. Grevillea Ave. about 1 p.m., Inglewood Police Lt. Jacqueline Layne said. KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported the students were upset over a news report that the financially troubled Inglewood Unified School District recently sent principals and administrators to a retreat at a luxury hotel in La Jolla at a cost of more than $38,000.
NEWS
November 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
A gay man who was beaten and tormented in school for years won a $900,000 out-of-court settlement Wednesday, ending the first federal trial of a school district for not protecting a gay student from harassment. Jamie Nabozny had been regularly spat on and beaten up, subjected to a mock rape and kicked in the belly so many times over the years that he needed surgery, court testimony showed.
OPINION
December 16, 2012 | By Bhavini Bhakta
"Dear Miss Bhakta," read the note. "Thank you for making this my best year in school ever! And congratulations, you deserve it!" The congratulations were for winning my school's 2009 Teacher of the Year Award. It had come with hugs from other teachers, glowing notes and emails from parents, and a laudatory letter from the principal. What I cherished most, though, were the words of appreciation from students themselves - words that said I was making a difference. I was still smiling about the note when the principal came to my classroom.
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