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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1995 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education adjusted the school district's 1995-96 budget Monday to address controversy that arose a week ago about allocation of federal poverty mitigation funds. First, the board promised to protect the jobs of teacher's aides threatened by a new district formula that spreads $109 million in federal Title I money to more schools. Then, board members opted not to divert $1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veronica Magana remembers picking the last strawberries of spring as a child, working next to her parents in an Oxnard field. It was hard work but fun, she says, mostly because she got to spend so much time with her mother. But the Cal Lutheran student's memories of a childhood in the migrant farm worker culture are not all so sweet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one calls him the Fresh Prince of Westwood. But UCLA chemistry whiz kid Gabe Green, who enrolled in college at 11 and is an accomplished pianist, accordionist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and tap dancer, has added an unlikely element to his already full table of talents: rap master.
NEWS
January 17, 1991 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson acknowledged Wednesday that his proposed budget cuts will prevent California schools from hiring the teachers they need to handle burgeoning enrollments. But he said he believes much of the slack can be made up by the use of volunteer "mentors" and teacher aides.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Up to 40% of the 3,300 teaching assistants in San Diego city schools will probably find themselves out of work within the next several months because the district has violated state laws in hiring them, school administrators admit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1990
Teacher assistants in Los Angeles said Friday that they will go on strike Nov. 27 unless they reach a contract agreement with the school district. The teaching assistants, who last year unionized by joining Service Employees International Union Local 99, are asking for a contract guaranteeing them enough hours to qualify for health benefits. There are 10,000 teaching assistants in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
NEWS
October 17, 1990 | United Press International
Two special education aides have been charged with scalding the hand of a 12-year-old mentally retarded elementary school pupil and muffling his cries after he soiled his clothes a second time in one day. A third worker has been accused of failing to report the Oct. 4 incident, which caused the boy to be hospitalized.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1990
A report released Thursday by a union representing 10,000 teacher assistants threatening to strike asserts that they are the vital link in the effort to educate the one in three students who speak English as a second language. The 32-page "white paper" is designed to increase public understanding of the assistants' role in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where only 5% of teachers are bilingual. By contrast, 68% of teaching assistants are bilingual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1989
The Sister City Assn. of Huntington Beach is seeking applicants for a teacher's assistant position with the group's sister city, Anjo, Japan. According to the request from Anjo, applicants do not have to be in the teaching profession. They must, however, have a bachelor's degree in any field and have an interest in Japan and in education. Anjo recently sent word to the Sister City Assn. that it would like to hire an English-speaking teacher's assistant for the 1990-91 academic year.
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