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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
Enrollment in the already overcrowded Anaheim City School District continues to grow rapidly, but it will be at least six years before the state will be able to pay for new schools to house the overflow, according to a new district report. The report said enrollment in the 14,900-student district has increased by an average of 759 students each year for the past three years. The trend is expected to continue through at least 1996.
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BUSINESS
October 25, 2011 | By Duke Helfand, Los Angeles Times
For those concerned about the shortage of doctors in the U.S. healthcare system, here is a bit of good news: The number of students enrolling in medical schools has reached its highest level in a decade. More than 19,200 people entered their first year of medical school in 2011, a 3% increase over 2010, according to new data from the nonprofit Assn. of American Medical Colleges. The number of enrollees has been growing steadily since 2001, when medical schools reported 16,365 students entering their first year of medical school.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
Enrollment in the Oxnard Union High School District fell short of projections this year, which could mean a budget shortfall of about $170,000, district officials said Wednesday. Business Manager Robert Brown said budget revisions would have to be made sometime in November to account for the difference. As of Oct. 16, the district's enrollment was 11,695, about 50 students shy of the 1991-92 projections. Actual enrollment, however, was up 1.6% from a year ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2007 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge in Sacramento has rebuffed efforts by the nation's largest for-profit school chain to dismiss a massive fraud case, paving the way for a trial in which the University of Phoenix could be liable for millions of dollars in damages. U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell, in an order released Monday, rejected the university's contention that a $9.8-million settlement it made with the federal government should end the lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
Early attendance figures this school year indicate that Ocean View School District's enrollment, which plummeted for 14 years and is blamed for much of the district's financial woes, is on the rise again, a district official said Thursday. As of Monday, enrollment at the district's 17 schools had increased by 131 pupils from this time last year, the largest increase since 1975, said Joseph Condon, assistant superintendent of personnel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
Flat enrollment over the past year has placed a fiscal strain on the Las Virgenes Unified School District. And the trend--which appears likely to continue--could force steep budget cuts, district officials warn. Enrollment normally grows 2% to 5% a year, Donald Zimring, the district's assistant superintendent of business, told the Board of Education on Tuesday. This year, he said, enrollment grew less than 1%, to 10,696 students in the district's 13 schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992
A slowdown in enrollment in the Los Angeles Unified School District has prompted the school board to study a number of measures to better utilize classroom space. School officials believe that the weak state economy and the riots last spring have contributed to enrollment growth of only 1,507 in 1992, bringing the total student population to 641,206, according to a report released Monday. In 1989, enrollment swelled by 15,347; in 1990 it grew by 15,312 and in 1991 by 14,238.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1990
The Santa Ana Unified School District, already the largest school district in Orange County, has an enrollment increase of almost 3,000 students this year--the equivalent of four elementary schools. The district prepared for the record increase by installing 26 portable classrooms throughout the district last summer, with nine more soon to be added, according to Mike Vail, senior director of facilities. "We had a fairly smooth opening of school in terms of housing," said Anthony J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991
Four families have filed suit against the Long Beach Unified School District for allegedly placing their children on a waiting list rather than in a classroom. The seven pupils, who do not speak English, had tried to enroll but were kept waiting as long as 31 days, Legal Aid counsel Jack Alanis said. "There are compulsory education laws. The district is violating those laws if it tells parents there is no space, and their children have to go home and wait," he said.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A soaring California birth rate and the largest number of new immigrants since 1964 have forced the state Department of Finance to revise its public school enrollment estimates upward for the second time in a year.
OPINION
August 2, 2006
Re "Fewer Pupils Create More Worries," July 31 Wow! Declining enrollment means less money for schools and this worries school administrators and teachers! This shows the true character of school districts, extorting the most from the taxpayer. This is a wonderful opportunity to reduce class sizes, get rid of substandard teachers, reduce bureaucracy and make schools what they should be in the first place -- a place for learning. CARLOS CUYUGAN Lake Forest Public schools could boost their enrollments by working harder to stem the flow of dropouts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Duke Helfand and Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writers
After a decade of explosive student enrollment growth, the Los Angeles Unified School District experienced an unanticipated drop this year because of high housing costs, the sluggish economy and declining birthrates, officials said Friday. The dip of more than 2,000 students from last year's peak of nearly 730,000 could mean the loss of $46 million in state funding and the reassignment of dozens of teachers.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2000 | Bloomberg News
DeVry Inc. shares fell 22% after enrollment at the biggest U.S. chain of business and technical schools for adults increased less than expected this fall. In addition, the school was sued by three former students who said their education at DeVry left them ill-prepared. DeVry, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., denied the lawsuit's allegations in a news release. The company's shares fell $8.38 to close at $30.31 on the NYSE. The stock, which reached a 52-week high of $41.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2000 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The nation's largest teachers union is releasing a study today finding that public school systems will need to spend $322 billion to modernize, accommodate enrollment growth and equip students with educational technology. "While states are spending more than ever on school modernization, the crisis is eclipsing their efforts: $322 billion is 10 times what states currently spend annually on public school infrastructure," said Bob Chase, president of the National Education Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2000 | CHRIS G. DENINA
School board members in the Conejo Valley Unified School District will vote tonight on annual enrollment limits designed to ensure that all schools have proportional student populations. Each year, parents are allowed to petition for an intra-district transfer for their children. Parents this year have until March 31. Although district officials say they like to fulfill parents' requests, transfers can upset the balance, so a cap is placed on enrollment at each school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1999
Enrollment at Los Angeles Unified Schools, the country's second-largest public school system, rose 2% from last year--the fifth year in a row that student population has increased, officials said Monday. The increase of 14,044 students brings the enrollment for kindergarten through 12th grade to 711,187, officials said. This year's gains include 7,575 more elementary school students and 6,469 middle school and high school pupils.
NEWS
July 27, 1987 | Associated Press
More Latino children are attending segregated schools in the United States than before, while segregation of black students is virtually unchanged from the early 1970s, a new study concludes. University of Chicago researchers also found that public schools in New York state are the most segregated in the nation for Latino students, while Illinois is the most segregated state for black students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
Ocean View School District officials, who previously proposed closing Crest View School, this week recommended that Haven View School also be closed next year because of declining enrollment. School officials have also tentatively abandoned their proposal to close Sun View School after parents mobilized against such plans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1999 | CHRIS G. DENINA
More than 24,400 students will attend public schools in the Thousand Oaks area this fall--up more than 700 from last year, Conejo Valley Unified School District officials said Wednesday. Supt. Jerry Gross said it is the second-highest increase the district has had in a decade. Over the last five years, the district has grown by an average of 350 students a year, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1999
Families that applied for seats in the school district's open enrollment program should receive notification by mail between Monday and June 18 on whether their child will be able to attend the school of their choice, officials said.
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