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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1993
The Times and writer Larry Gordon are to be commended for your recent article describing the results of recent cuts in credentialed school counselors and counseling services in California. As we are sure your readers are aware, underfunding of our state education system has had a devastating impact on school counseling services across the state. Perhaps as a result of an honest account of how underfunding directly affects students we can work to build a consensus that would lead to increased funding and a willingness to increase credentialed school counselors and counseling services at a time when they are especially needed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Kate Mather
Counselors were at a Chino elementary school Thursday where three students were injured after a student discharged a rifle mounted on a police motorcycle on display, district officials said. Around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, a child at Newman Elementary School approached the rifle and pulled the trigger, said Tamrin Olden, a spokeswoman for the Chino Police Department. The AR-15 rifle was locked onto the motorcycle that was on display during a Red Ribbon Week drug abuse prevention event, Olden said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1995 | LISA M. BOWMAN
Cal Lutheran University is offering a series of workshops for school counselors Thursday. The workshops will feature presentations from counseling agencies throughout Ventura County on topics such as crisis management, school safety and community-based services. Participants will receive a booklet containing material from the lectures. The cost of the workshop, which is also sponsored by the Ventura County School Counselors Assn., is $10 and includes a continental breakfast. It runs from 7:30 a.
NATIONAL
January 3, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri
After weeks of unspeakable tragedy, funerals and muted holiday celebrations, Thursday was about normalcy for Sandy Hook Elementary School students -- at least as much as was possible. About 500 students and their teachers were back in class for the first time since a gunman slaughtered 20 children and six adults at their Newtown, Conn., school three weeks ago. They returned to a school that bore the Sandy Hook name but is located about seven miles away from the building where their classmates died.
OPINION
May 23, 2005
Re "Villaraigosa's Victory Tour Is Marred by Violence at School," May 19: As the parent of a Taft High School student, I was relieved by the response of the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Unified School District police to student fighting. But the school administrators' response was offensive: ignoring frantic parents and denying student accounts only increases tension and distrust. Ironically, Cal State Northridge's College of Education was holding its annual credential ceremony for the graduating class of 2005 that afternoon, including 35 graduating school counselors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
After a six-month standoff, school counselors and psychologists have negotiated a new two-year contract with the Conejo Valley Unified School District that sets a ratio of 700 students to one counselor. School counselors wanted to lower ratios and gain job security during their negotiations with the school district, but ended up taking a pay cut and accepting one of the highest student-to-counselor ratios in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1993 | JON NALICK
Facing a projected $5-million shortfall in the 1993-94 budget, the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education has given preliminary approval to lay off eight counselors. At its meeting Tuesday, the board unanimously approved the staff reduction, which is expected to save as much as $600,000 in salaries and benefits. Seven high school counselors and an elementary school counselor will be notified this month that they could be laid off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2006 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A deepening shortage of guidance counselors in California's public high schools has emerged as a gubernatorial campaign issue after years of complaints from educators who say the problem leads to students dropping out or failing to pursue college. With one guidance counselor for every 966 students, California ranks last among the states, a ratio that means many advisors are so harried they never meet all the students assigned to them -- and spend little time with those they do.
NEWS
June 22, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As counselors and psychologists tried to help elementary school students cope with the trauma of a triple killing, the accused killer's attorney said Monday that his client is depressed and will plead not guilty. A squad of "crisis helpers" greeted students at Sunny Sands Elementary School in this desert community, which has been rocked by the stabbing deaths of the school's vice principal, her husband and their 6-year-old son in their home just blocks from the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1991 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After emotional appeals on behalf of elementary and junior high school counselors whose jobs are threatened because of budget restraints, the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted Monday to try to find another way to cut $1.6 million and save the positions. But board members did eliminate 68 high school counselor positions, saying they had to cut somewhere. "It's a tough call," said board member Jeff Horton.
NATIONAL
December 16, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
NEWTOWN, CONN. - Grief counselors and child psychologists from throughout the country gathered at Reed Intermediate School on Sunday morning to prepare for another day of consoling the heartbroken and traumatized families of this New England town. Next to the registration tables, in one of the school's brightly lighted art classrooms, three volunteers in red T-shirts put out paint brushes, arranged stuffed animals and spread out puzzle pieces decorated with candy canes for kids to put back together.
NEWS
September 16, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Striking Chicago teachers could be headed back to class on Monday if union leadership approves a proposed contract Sunday afternoon. The weeklong teachers' strike in Chicago has crippled the nation's third-largest public school system as union leaders fought against budget cuts and a reform agenda laid out by the city's Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel. On Saturday, union and district negotiators worked out contract language for a tentative deal that now must be approved by the Chicago Teachers Union's ruling body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2010 | By Sam Allen and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Three teenage boys triggered chaos in a Boyle Heights neighborhood Monday afternoon when their car ran a red light, killed a pedestrian and upended a school bus, injuring the driver and 20 Roosevelt High School students, authorities said. Two of the teenagers were arrested after they were chased down and apprehended by a construction workers, California Highway Patrol Officer Miguel Luevano said. A third youth was arrested after arriving at an area hospital later in the evening, seeking medical treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2008 | Mitchell Landsberg
Ron Grace was the heart and soul of Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale, a man who changed students' lives and constantly uplifted colleagues. But had he been at school on Monday, Principal Maria Gandera said, he would have been talking about two things: How the San Diego Chargers got fleeced on Sunday, and how ridiculous it was to see reporters and a television camera in front of his school. "He'd just find this funny, because he was never out there seeking any attention," Gandera said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2006 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A deepening shortage of guidance counselors in California's public high schools has emerged as a gubernatorial campaign issue after years of complaints from educators who say the problem leads to students dropping out or failing to pursue college. With one guidance counselor for every 966 students, California ranks last among the states, a ratio that means many advisors are so harried they never meet all the students assigned to them -- and spend little time with those they do.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2005 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
For a teacher, honestly, it doesn't get any better than this. To have your name mentioned in newspaper stories profiling the new mayor of Los Angeles, to be interviewed by television reporters, to be given credit again and again for having made the difference in a young man's life. The student carries the power of the extraordinary teacher in his heart for the rest of his life; the teacher may only have a hazy recollection of a kid with potential who'd once crossed his path.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1993 | JANE HULSE
The Ventura-based Faria Family Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to Cal Lutheran University to conduct workshops for 60 Ventura County school counselors. The workshops will help counselors work with students in kindergarten through high school who are at risk of failing academically or dropping out. The counselors will be trained in leading group sessions for students that address problems affecting school performance.
OPINION
May 23, 2005
Re "Villaraigosa's Victory Tour Is Marred by Violence at School," May 19: As the parent of a Taft High School student, I was relieved by the response of the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Unified School District police to student fighting. But the school administrators' response was offensive: ignoring frantic parents and denying student accounts only increases tension and distrust. Ironically, Cal State Northridge's College of Education was holding its annual credential ceremony for the graduating class of 2005 that afternoon, including 35 graduating school counselors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2001
Bravo, Marino Parada and all school counselors like you who fight to keep hope alive in thousands of children who daily battle the debilitating effects of poverty, gangs, drugs and dysfunctional homes ("A Lonely Battler for Students," June 9). All the rigorous testing standards in the world will not ensure the success of a student if that child does not possess the emotional resilience to show up on exam day. We must not underestimate the power of a positive, committed adult in the life of a young person.
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