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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Maclay Middle School and Primary Center, the only two Los Angeles Unified School District campuses to be closed as a result of the powerful winds, will reopen today, officials said. About 1,400 students from the two schools were scheduled to return from winter break Tuesday. Instead, students received an extra day of vacation when officials canceled classes because of the danger posed by wind-whipped debris.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 | By Gale Holland
An elementary school in Brea will be closed Monday for further safety inspections after last week's earthquake, but otherwise damage from Friday's magnitude 5.1 shaker appears to have been modest and clustered in northern Orange County, according to reports Sunday. Light fixtures and ceiling tiles tumbled down at Fanning Elementary School, said Principal Susan Metcalf, who sent an email Sunday afternoon informing the families of 460 students about the school closure. "We're still trying to determine if it's safe to open due to earthquake damage," Metcalf said Sunday night.
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NATIONAL
December 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Rumors about violence after the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, coupled with doomsday predictions associated with the Mayan calendar, have led officials to close more than 30 schools in Michigan two days early for the holidays. In a posting on the Lapeer school district website, Supt. Matt Wandrie said the false rumors of possible violence, coupled with the end-of-time furor surrounding the completion of the current Mayan calendar cycle, led the district to cancel Thursday and Friday's classes, along with sports events and other extracurricular activities.
NEWS
February 13, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
As the snowflakes pile up from Kentucky and North Carolina up into New England, children everywhere are wishing and hoping for that magical announcement: School is canceled for the day. Can that announcement ever get old? For James Detwiler, an elementary school principal in Burlington, Ky., it did: “I was getting bored with saying the same thing over and over again.” Detwiler, principal at Stephens Elementary, told the Los Angeles Times that his Kentucky school district was on its 10th or 11th snow day. So he took as his inspiration a Broadway musical -- and then '80s rock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
The Ocean View School District Board of Trustees backed away from a controversial plan to close three district schools as a budget-cutting measure and voted Wednesday night to postpone any school shutdowns for at least a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994
A private nursing school shut down Friday, closing the doors on nearly 600 students who attended classes at campuses in Santa Ana and Chula Vista. Pacific Coast College officials disclosed little information about the closing, referring all questions to the school's corporate parent in Los Angeles, United Education and Software.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989 | JAMES ROBBINS, Times Staff Writer
La Habra High School students got an unexpected holiday Monday after a maintenance worker left a valve open while changing a chlorine tank on a swimming pool filter, causing toxic gas to spread across the campus, authorities said. School was canceled for the day and only a skeleton crew remained to answer phones while La Habra's 1,580 students and 120 teachers, administrators and staff were sent home as they arrived for classes this morning.
NEWS
February 14, 1992 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prospect of more heavy rain pelting Southern California has forced the Los Angeles Unified School District to close all 651 campuses today, the first time in district officials' memory that schools have been shut down because of inclement weather. Initially, the district intended to make school closure decisions on a case-by-case basis. But Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK
Powerful winds that swept through the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles caused enough problems at one Valley school to force officials to close it. Maclay Middle School and Primary Center in Pacoima closed early Monday because of heavy winds and will stay closed today. Classes at the school had been scheduled to resume today after being closed for winter break. Officials said the windstorm sent pieces of the building's roof flying, posing a hazard for students and teachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
Before deciding whether three schools should be closed because of declining enrollment, the Ocean View School District board will hold a study session and public hearings on the issue. At the board's meeting Tuesday night, trustees scheduled 7 p.m. hearings June 4 and 6 for teachers, parents and other residents who want to comment on the proposed closure of Golden View, Haven View and Lake View schools. Trustees plan to vote on the issue after the June 6 hearing.
OPINION
December 23, 2013 | By Jed Wallace
Charter schools make a basic promise to students, parents, school districts and the state: They operate with greater autonomy and flexibility than regular public schools in exchange for increased accountability. In keeping with this covenant, the California Charter Schools Assn. has established an accountability framework and minimum criteria for charter renewal. As charters come up for renewal, this framework allows us to not only support high-performing schools but shine a light on schools that aren't doing their job. This month, the CCSA is calling for the closure of six schools across the state because of poor academic performance, including one in Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Rumors about violence after the deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, coupled with doomsday predictions associated with the Mayan calendar, have led officials to close more than 30 schools in Michigan two days early for the holidays. In a posting on the Lapeer school district website, Supt. Matt Wandrie said the false rumors of possible violence, coupled with the end-of-time furor surrounding the completion of the current Mayan calendar cycle, led the district to cancel Thursday and Friday's classes, along with sports events and other extracurricular activities.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2012 | By Noreen Ahmed-Ullah
CHICAGO - Ending a seven-day walkout that left 350,000 students out of class, delegates for Chicago teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go back to work. School will resume Wednesday in the nation's third-largest district, ending its first teachers strike in 25 years. "This settlement is an honest compromise," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. "It means returning our schools to their primary purpose: the education of our children. " PHOTOS: Chicago teachers go on strike Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis exuded optimism.
NATIONAL
September 19, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Chicago schoolteachers and students went back to their classrooms Wednesday morning after seven work days on strike in the nation's third-largest school district, with the city and the union each finding reasons to claim at least some degree of victory in the often-acrimonious dispute. The proposed contract now goes to the more than 26,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union, who are expected to ratify the agreement offering annual raises of 3%, 2% and 2% over three years and a possible fourth year at 3%. With cost-of-living increases and extra pay for more experience and advanced degrees, most teachers can expect at least double-digit raises over the life of the pact.
WORLD
October 6, 2011 | By Anthee Carassava, Los Angeles Times
For 24 hours Wednesday, Greece's public sector lay in a coma. Flights were grounded, state schools closed and government offices stopped services as tens of thousands of civil servants walked off their jobs to protest a fresh batch of brutal budget cuts and a debt crisis showing no signs of ending. Organized by the country's two biggest labor unions, the strike was the first since Greece's beleaguered socialist government last month unveiled new controversial austerity measures that include more pension cuts and property tax and plans to terminate 30,000 public sector jobs by the end of the year in a desperate bid to stave off a dangerous default.
NEWS
January 31, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Flu spreads faster in schools than rumors about a pop quiz. But science is revealing more about how germs jump from child to child and strategies that might prevent larger flu outbreaks. The latest science shows that flu predominantly spreads from boys to other boys and from girls to other girls. The study, conducted by a consortium of researchers that included experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that flu transmission is more intensive within students sitting in the same class.
NEWS
May 21, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone here knew this was coming. The harbingers have appeared year after year. Butte once had seven churches, then six, then five, four, three, now two. There used to be two banks, now one, which stays open just half a day. The laundermat requires just one washer and one dryer these days.
NEWS
July 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pittsburgh school officials shut down a private summer program for nearly 600 disadvantaged youngsters at two public schools after learning the children pray, study the Bible and sing religious songs. U.S. District Judge William Standish denied a request Monday to block the school system from revoking permits for the "Fun with the Son" program at Allegheny Middle School and Northview Heights elementary school.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Portions of Rhode Island and Massachusetts went into survival mode Tuesday as homes were flooded, schools were closed and flights and trains were delayed because of record rainfall. Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri asked residents to get home by dinnertime to avoid the worst flooding in the state in more than 100 years. Thousands of basements were flooded across the state, the governor's office said. National Guard troops were activated in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2010 | By Bob Drogin and Richard Simon
Reporting from Silver Spring, Md., and Rockville, Md. -- The second fierce winter storm in less than a week walloped Washington and the mid-Atlantic region Wednesday, closing the federal government, airports and thousands of schools while bringing a mix of awe and dread to millions of snowbound families. Blizzard warnings were posted from Virginia to New York as heavy snow and gale-force winds toppled trees, brought down power lines and created white-out conditions that turned many roads treacherous to impassible.
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