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April 16, 1993 | BRENDA DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A novel criticized for the way it depicts blacks will not be removed from the state's optional reading list as a Simi Valley couple wanted, the state Department of Education has decided. But the department will recommend the book for an older audience, said state Education Department Associate Supt. Fred Tempes. He said "The Cay" should target seventh- and eighth-graders, not fifth- and sixth-graders.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | BRENDA DAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A novel criticized for the way it depicts blacks will not be removed from the state's optional reading list as a Simi Valley couple wanted, the state Department of Education has decided. But the department will recommend the book for an older audience, said state Education Department Associate Supt. Fred Tempes. He said "The Cay" should target seventh- and eighth-graders, not fifth- and sixth-graders.
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REAL ESTATE
May 14, 1989
Thirty years ago, Denmark invaded America's homes and offices with a distinctive line of modern furniture and furnishings. Indeed, the sleek look in time became know as "Danish," even though it was soon being produced everywhere, Covina as well as Copenhagen. Now Denmark is invading America's playgrounds with an equally distinctive line of play equipment and structures. Imaginatively styled, brightly colored and well constructed with an emphasis on safety, the line known as Kompan is gaining rave reviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
In anticipation of major cuts in state funding, the Irvine Unified School District is ready to trim $3.3 million from the next school year's budget. The school board voted unanimously this week to trim next year's $90-million budget in anticipation of state budget cuts that could reduce public school funding by as much as $2 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
In all her 11 years of life, Nahal Pirian had never eaten ravioli, let alone cooked it. "I've just made cookies and stuff," the dark-eyed youngster explained after she made the little spinach-stuffed dumplings that have been a staple of Italian cuisine for hundreds of years. The cooking lesson, held at Rosti, a Tuscan eatery in Encino, was part of Lanai Road Elementary School's Kids' Cooking Week, which also included visits to Chevy's restaurant and tours of nearby Ralphs and Mrs.
OPINION
September 28, 2013
Leveling the technological playing field by giving all students - rich and poor alike - in the Los Angeles Unified School District an Apple iPad is a good thing, right? It isn't so simple, readers are saying. This week, The Times reported that some of the 47,000 who have received iPads so far have figured out how to disable their tablets' Internet firewall, allowing them to roam the Web for less-than-educational content. It was also reported that the district hadn't decided if parents or taxpayers would pay for accidentally lost or damaged iPads.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2010
Venezuelan currency is devalued Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced a currency devaluation as the nation struggles with recession and 25% inflation, the highest in Latin America. Chavez said Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, will now have two government-set rates depending on the use, either 2.60 to the U.S. dollar for transactions deemed priorities by the government or 4.30 to the dollar for other transactions. The currency's official exchange rate had been held steady by the government at 2.15 bolivars to the dollar since the last devaluation in 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Maliwan Clinton recalls her first taste of America with a shudder. In this fabled land of the free, she was enslaved behind razor wire and around-the-clock guards in an El Monte sweatshop, where she and more than 70 other Thai laborers were forced to work 18-hour days for what amounted to less than a dollar an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD and RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When public school students return to classes in September, signs of the county bankruptcy probably won't be dramatic as once thought. Despite fears earlier this year that the financial crisis would result in massive teacher layoffs and the closure of some campuses, even the hardest-hit schools districts have managed to largely spare both academic and extracurricular programs from the budget ax. But in a variety of more subtle ways, educators said that the bankruptcy has left a lasting mark.
NEWS
April 15, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson and Mark Fineman, Times Staff Writers
Even as American and British forces struggle to bring order to much of Iraq, an ambitious Bush administration effort is underway to reopen that nation's battered school system and replace its focus on Saddam Hussein with politically neutral studies. A Washington-based consulting firm, Creative Associates International, last week landed a $2-million contract from the U.S.
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