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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1988
Four Los Angeles County educators Thursday were named 1988 winners of California Educator Awards. Each award includes a cash prize of $25,000. Funded by the Milken Family Foundation of Los Angeles, a charitable organization that supports educational and humanitarian activities, the awards honored teachers and principals who have made "exemplary contributions" to schools, said state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig. The Los Angeles County winners were among 12 educators honored statewide.
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December 12, 1989 | KEITH LOVE, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In an effort "to make California schools the best in the world," California Democratic gubernatorial candidate John K. Van de Kamp on Monday proposed the creation of 4,000 annual fellowships for students and others who want to become teachers. Calling for a California teacher corps, Atty. Gen. Van de Kamp said in a speech to the education department at UCLA, "I propose that we pay the full cost of up to two years of college plus a year of graduate work toward teacher certification.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1999 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN
Recruiters from Massachusetts came calling in Berkeley last week, looking to hire a few good teachers. To sweeten the state's appeal, they came offering $20,000 bonuses to be paid out over four years. "We're looking at perhaps lawyers, housewives who have parenting experience, community activists, engineers who have worked 20 years in Silicon Valley," said Alan Safran, chief of staff for the Massachusetts Department of Education. "We want leaders from any aspect of life."
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July 10, 1991 | LAUREN LIPTON
I felt myself blushing as I proposed this story to an editor. She was very nice about it. "I'm sure you know more than you think," she said. "No," I said. "Really, I don't know anything. Go ahead, ask me a question." We launched onto a different subject, so she never did test my knowledge of history, geography or math. But if she had given me an impromptu quiz, there's a good chance I would have failed. I know, because I tried it when I called my mom the other day.
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January 8, 2000 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Money talks. At least, Gov. Gray Davis hopes it does. Borrowing a strategy from high-tech companies that offer stock options and other financial incentives to attract highly trained workers, Davis is trying to lure teachers into the state's lowest-performing schools with a bevy of bonuses, loans, fellowships and tuition rebates. That's one reason the budget he will unveil Monday includes $2.1 billion more for primary and secondary education than last year, pushing his proposed total to $28.
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December 19, 1998 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN and KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Stepping in to help improve the quality of teaching in the state's public schools, the head of California State University on Friday unveiled a crash program to cut the time it takes uncredentialed teachers to complete their training. By next summer, 1,000 teachers working under so-called emergency permits will be able to obtain their credentials within 18 months, in part by watching videotapes and completing courses on the Internet at night and on weekends, Chancellor Charles B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996 | MONICA VALENCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anna Flores teaches more than Spanish at Garfield High School. She talks about growing up in a single-parent home in East L.A. She shows pictures of herself when she graduated from Garfield in 1987. She discusses the rigors of academic study at Cal State L.A. The students seem to respond positively to her. "We like to hear these things," said 10th-grader Ramon Cellestino. "It's pretty hard because we live around gangs, families with money problems. You get used to seeing these things.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teacher who showed his junior high math students an anti-abortion film has resigned under pressure, an official said. Lamar Hagan, a probationary instructor, was given the option of quitting or being fired and chose to quit, Earlimart School District Supt. Sandra Torchia said. "Whatever his personal beliefs, that's OK, but you don't bring them to class with you," Torchia said. Hagan was unavailable for comment.
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March 16, 1995 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual bipartisan coalition headed by a conservative Republican state senator and the state's largest teachers union local is backing a bill to shrink school district spending on central office administrators and expand what is used for classroom basics such as teachers, books, computers and the like. The Educational Accountability and Efficiency Act, written by Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1996 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
While one group of California school officials is engaged in an unprecedented rush to recruit the thousands of new teachers it will take to reduce primary grade classes to 20 students, another group is working just as feverishly to make sure that those new teachers have a classroom where they can hang their chalk.
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