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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
School district officials said they are continuing a document review to determine whether transfers from Costa Mesa to Newport Beach schools are throwing off the ethnic balance on individual campuses. Newport-Mesa Unified School District began an investigation in early February of the district's open enrollment policy, which allows students to attend any school they choose.
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October 27, 2010 | By Estela Mara Bensimon, Alicia C. Dowd and Linda J. Wong
California's community colleges were envisioned by the state's Master Plan for Higher Education as a low-cost alternative for students to complete the first two years of college before transferring to a four-year school. They were also designed for students whose ultimate educational goal was to attain an associate's degree or career certification. But a report issued last week calls into question the success of those missions. The report, issued by the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at Cal State Sacramento, documents abysmally low student transfer and completion rates at the state's community colleges.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1989
The Capistrano Unified School District Board voted recently to send more than 700 children to different schools because of so-called "imbalances of enrollment". The children who are being transferred from Castille Elementary School to Barcelona Hills are leaving their houses not yet built. The board speaks of keeping schools oriented to neighborhoods but completely ignores the concept of a neighborhood as it exists in the school itself. They also ignore the fact that, this fall, children who move into newly completed homes (many miles away in Coto de Caza)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2009 | Gale Holland
Leaders of California's public college and university systems announced Wednesday that they are launching a joint task force to boost the number of community college students who transfer to the state's four-year universities. Only 14,000 of the 2.7 million students enrolled in the state's 110 community colleges transfer to University of California campuses, and 55,000 others move on to California State University campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
A public hearing will be conducted today on the Brea-Olinda Unified School District's proposed policy changes on student transfers. The meeting is at 8:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Brea Civic Center. Beginning with the coming academic year, the Board of Education is proposing to ban intra-district transfers from Laurel and Olinda elementary schools. School officials hope to increase Laurel's enrollment from 285 currently to 400, and to keep Olinda's at 200 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board plans to review student transfers between district schools at its meeting tonight. At its Feb. 10 meeting the board voted to continue its moratorium on transfers in elementary grades. It decided to continue allowing transfers in grades 7-12, on a space-available basis, but asked district staff for a review of the 1997-98 transfers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
A proposal to change the student transfer policy is on the agenda for tonight's meeting of Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees. Under the proposal, the district would consider accepting students from outside Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. In the past, district officials have said their budget would not allow such transfers. The new proposal would allow the district to deny transfer requests if no space were available at the particular school the student wished to attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
A plan to transfer about a third of Brookhaven Elementary School students to four other district schools was given final approval this week by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District trustees. The plan sparked opposition from parents of Brookhaven students, who claim the move will weaken the school by drastically reducing enrollment. Parents have turned out en masse to protest the plan at every board meeting since district Supt. James O. Fleming announced his intentions May 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling that may lead to a review of Newport-Mesa's "zero tolerance" policy, a college-bound senior expelled over suspicions he had been smoking marijuana has won the right to return to Corona del Mar High School, his attorney said Monday. The student, Ryan Huntsman, said the empty zip-lock bag and pipe that a police officer found in his car two months ago belonged to a friend. The 18-year-old took and passed a drug test to prove his innocence, said David Shores, the student's attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990 | JOHN PENNER
Faced with a growing problem of overcrowding at one school and significant under-enrollment at another, Ocean View School District officials plan to transfer 43 students on Monday. The students will leave Oak View Elementary School, where officials say overcrowding has complicated education. They will relocate a mile west to Golden View Elementary School, a campus that was on the verge of closing last year because of a lack of students.
SPORTS
December 19, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
USC sophomore forward Kyle Austin confirmed Tuesday that he intended to transfer at the semester break to a Big West Conference school because of a lack of playing time. "I really didn't see a spot for me on this team," said Austin, who had played only two minutes this season before suffering a serious back injury in practice last month that has sidelined him indefinitely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
Only one-fourth of California's community college students seeking a degree transferred to a university or earned an associate's degree or certificate within six years, a report released Thursday found. Researchers at Cal State Sacramento said the figure was an unintended consequence of state policies created over the last few decades to remove barriers to community college access.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The University of California said Thursday that it has admitted 16,620 transfer students for the fall from California community colleges, up 2.4% from 2005. The proportion of Latino, African American and Native American students in the transfer group also rose, from 19% in 2005 to 19.9% this year. At UCLA, students from those underrepresented minority groups constituted 19.2% of the admitted transfers this year, up from 17.8% in 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The application process for Los Angeles Unified School District parents who want to transfer their children to a different campus next year begins Monday. Students may transfer from their assigned school to any other traditional campus if space is available. By Monday, a list of campuses expected to have open seats will be posted in each district school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
A national organization dedicated to parental choice in schools filed complaints Thursday with the Los Angeles and Compton school districts, claiming they do not give parents adequate notice that students can transfer from underperforming schools. In making the charges, the Alliance for School Choice -- along with the faith-based Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education -- called on U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to sanction the two districts by withholding funds for poor students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2004 | Erika Hayasaki and Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writers
With his troubled South Los Angeles charter school about to close, Kewun Jones has bigger fears about relocating to a nearby campus than transferring grades, making new friends or saying goodbye to favorite teachers. Like most of the displaced students, Jones said he would rather drop out than transfer to a campus in rival gang turf, where he said he could face threats, beatings or worse on the way to and from school. "As soon as I go to that school, they're going to know who I am.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
Parents seeking to transfer a child from one school to another in the Huntington Beach City School District must apply between April 18 and 22, school officials announced. Parents must file their transfer request at their child's current school. "Where requests for admission to a school of choice exceeds capacity, selection will be made through a random, unbiased selection process," said John Conniff, the school district's director of personnel and educational services.
SPORTS
January 31, 2004 | Steve Henson
The exodus of UCLA players continued Friday when reserve quarterback John Sciarra announced he would transfer to Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., after the spring quarter. Sciarra, a redshirt sophomore in 2003, played behind Drew Olson and Matt Moore last season and did not throw a pass. In 2002, he completed five of 12 passes for 75 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2003 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
California education officials, pressed by a new federal law to identify "persistently dangerous schools," have drafted such a restrictive definition of campus crime that many of the state's largest urban school districts, including Los Angeles, do not have a single campus on the target list. Like other states, California is required by the No Child Left Behind Act to permit students at crime-ridden schools to transfer to safer sites starting in September.
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