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March 15, 2000 | From staff and wire reports
About one in five teachers leaves the profession within the first three years and those who leave are likelier to have entered college with higher test scores than those who remain, according to a new analysis of federal survey data. That nationwide pattern in teacher turnover suggests that "the best and brightest" abandon the classroom much faster, the trade publication Education Week concluded in "Who Should Teach?," its annual report on education this year.
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February 26, 2000 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Trabuco Hills High School teacher pleaded guilty Friday to having sex with one of her students, authorities said. Prosecutors alleged that art instructor Jill Neu had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy from January through June of last year, Deputy Dist. Atty. Ed Flores said. In return for her guilty plea to the felony, prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge of child molestation and agreed to recommend a sentence of three months in jail and three years of probation.
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February 25, 2000 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
Public television station KOCE and Toshiba America Electronics honored Orange County's 1999 teachers of the year Thursday in a ceremony at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. Jack Hawkins of Sonora High School in La Habra was named "California Teacher of the Year" from among the county's educators.
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February 24, 2000 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are marathons, telethons, even bikeathons. In Garden Grove, a organization of teachers and other professional women is sponsoring a readathon. On Tuesday, about 40 volunteers will descend on a small storefront that houses an antiques store, a mystery bookseller and a coffee and tea shop to raise funds for needy Garden Grove elementary students by--what else--reading.
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February 5, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With mariachi music and poetry, flowers and ribbons, a small elementary school in a modest Santa Ana neighborhood was named Friday for a young teacher whose sudden death reminded those who knew her that unique gifts are to be found in ordinary places and ordinary people. Lydia Romero Cruz was born in Santa Ana, attended Santa Ana schools, belonged to Santa Ana community associations and, after graduating from college, returned to teach in Santa Ana.
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January 30, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR and LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Increasing numbers of students in Orange County public schools are taught by teachers who lack full training, newly released figures show. At more than 60 public schools in the county, at least 1 in 5 instructors stands before a classroom every day armed with pencil and books but without a full teaching credential.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | By ELAINE GALE,
Teachers at several Orange Unified School District campuses are expected to call in sick today, officials said, to protest an impasse in contract negotiations. Francis Roney, principal of Villa Park High School, said almost half of her faculty had called in sick by 9 p.m. Tuesday. "It's frustration over the lack of a contract," said Roney, who was scrambling to line up substitutes for this morning.
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January 19, 2000 | MATHIS WINKLER and LISA RICHARDSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Faced with the possibility of layoffs and the demise of highly regarded art, music and science programs, about 300 teachers in the Irvine Unified School District dressed in black for a twilight demonstration Tuesday against pending cuts. "Our professionalism is on the line here," Gail Rothman, president of the Irvine Teachers Assn., told the gathering. "Do we accept everything the district offers us? No."
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January 15, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR and TARIQ MALIK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Fullerton man who speaks four languages and coaches aquatic sports took state honors Friday for yet another ability: being a great day-to-day science teacher. John M. "Jack" Hawkins of La Habra's Sonora High School was honored as one of California's five teachers of the year. "I'm humbled, I'm overwhelmed and I'm exhilarated," Hawkins said Friday after a Sacramento luncheon where he and the other four were feted by state schools Supt. Delaine Eastin. "Teachers aren't used to getting honored.
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