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September 13, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER and KIMBERLY BROWER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While admitting to some problems, Orange County educators cautioned against overreacting to a national report released Thursday that found one in four teachers in public schools are under-qualified. In California, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future reported that 13% of newly hired teachers were unlicensed and 51% were teaching out of their fields. The 26-member commission was chaired by North Carolina Gov. James B.
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April 27, 1998 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It promised to be a long day for Sunny Hills High School teacher Scot Worrell. He'd already taught five classes, done the smattering of paperwork and phone-calling that comes with being chair of the agriculture department, and completed the chores required to maintain the school's seven-acre farm and provide for the well-being of its 400 animals and scores of plants. But one last task remained: playing midwife to a ewe.
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November 26, 1997 | CHRISTINE BARON, Christine Baron, a high school English teacher in Orange County, is the co-author of "What Did You Learn in School Today?" Her commentaries regularly appear in The Times' Orange County edition
There's a best-selling book about successful people and what makes them that way. After all these years, I know I could write a similar one dealing with successful students. No, it's not about high IQs, straight A's and no social life. Good students are not little Einsteins, they're no strangers to a C now and then, and their social life is booming. One of my junior honors students, for example, has spiked hair, plays varsity volleyball, listens to Rage Against the Machine and is reading Kafka.
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September 22, 1990 | LEN HALL
For two years now, the friends of Renee Lacouague-Bondi have gathered to Rally Round Renee. They raised $8,000 at the Coach House on Monday night, and plan to hold another benefit for her there Oct. 1. As a member of a San Juan Capistrano family whose ancestors settled here near the turn of the century, Lacouague-Bondi went to the Mission School, directed the mission's youth choirs, and was a music teacher at San Clemente High School before her life changed suddenly on May 16, 1988.
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May 10, 1995 | JON NALICK
A Westminster School District science teacher has been chosen by a trade group as one of America's best instructors, a district spokeswoman said. Loretta Courtemarche, who teaches at Ray M. Schmitt Elementary School, is one of 16 teachers in the country to be awarded the Chemical Manufacturers Assn.'s 1995 Catalyst Awards. As a regional winner, she will receive a $2,500 cash prize during a ceremony in June, district spokeswoman Audrey Brown said.
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December 2, 1997 | LIZ SEYMOUR and CATHY WERBLIN and LISA ADDISON
Three Garden Grove Unified School District teachers will be honored Wednesday for 40 years of service in the district. Donald Fraser of Marshall Elementary School, Norman Scott of Murdy Elementary School and Brenda Lynch of Patton Elementary School will receive service pins during the annual Employee Recognition Program. The teachers are among an elite group of only seven to have served the district for so many years.
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December 21, 1989
In response to an areawide shortage of substitute teachers, the La Habra City School District has increased their salaries. Substitutes are not only needed to replace teachers who are ill, but also to cover classes for teachers participating in workshops and other training, said Assistant Supt. Ruth Fehr. When substitute teachers cannot be found, which Fehr said happens about once a month, school principals may fill in for teachers or withdraw permission for them to attend workshops or training.
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October 24, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christian fundamentalist Warren Fain educates his two children at home. He decries the "militant secularism" of public schools--but can't afford tuition at an evangelical school. The $2,600 promised by the Education Vouchers Initiative sure would help. Frustrated with public schools that did not challenge her children scholastically, Christine--who asked that her last name not be used--scraped together enough to send them to Claremont High, a prestigious private school in Garden Grove.
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April 21, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Damon Hill, who teaches algebra at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, noticed an immediate change two years ago when he started dressing up for class. "I found that the parents and the students treated me with more respect when I wore a tie," said Hill, who gave up casual garb as an experiment at the suggestion of a student. Now he's a believer. "People are influenced by costume," he said. "As a teacher, you are a professional, and I feel you should dress like a professional."
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March 27, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ensuring that teachers have the best techniques to teach the county's ever-increasing number of students from different cultures and who speak limited English would seem to be just good policy. And Orange County school districts now are setting time limits for their teachers to get such training and certification.
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