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January 10, 2009 | Richard C. Paddock
In what may be the first attempt in California to unseat an entire school board, high school students and supporters who want to oust all five members collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters, the Tuolumne County clerk said Friday. The students organized the recall campaign as a civics project after the board of the Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District voted to get rid of their popular math teacher, a former professional football player.
April 3, 1998 | MELANIE NEFF
Rich Manning, the girls' soccer coach at Los Alamitos, has announced he will be leaving to take the assistant coaching job for Long Beach State's women's soccer team. Manning, who coached the Griffins for four years, led the team to a Southern Section Division I title, two Sunset League titles and a 37-12-5 overall record. He was also named Times Orange County Coach of the Year in 1997. Manning will continue teaching math at Los Alamitos, as well as coaching his So Cal Blues Club team.
March 18, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Senate voted 31 to 3 Monday to confirm Janet G. Nicholas, the Republican owner and operator of a Sonoma County winery, for a four-year term on the State Board of Education. Her nomination by Gov. Pete Wilson had stirred controversy among math educators, some of whom branded her support of teaching math fundamentals "reactionary."
August 27, 1995
In regards to Ventura County Christian High School using interactive television to present to students courses from Bob Jones University teaching higher math, sciences, physics and trigonometry (Ventura County Focus, Aug. 22), I have another suggestion: Enroll the students in a public high school, a place where these courses have been taught for years. BRAD NELSON Oxnard
May 19, 2001
Irvine's Concordia University will expand its master of arts program in education for credentialed K-12 teachers by offering classes in Orange. The program is designed for those who want to improve their teaching ability. The part-time program allows teachers to complete nine units a semester while going to school two days a week.
November 29, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Former Garden Grove Unified School District Supt. Ed Dundon has been appointed interim superintendent of Tustin's school district. Dundon will replace David Andrews, who is leaving the 13,500-student Tustin district Dec. 31 to lead the larger Moreno Valley Unified School District in Riverside County. Tustin officials expect the selection for the permanent position will take about six months.
July 22, 1992
Cal State Fullerton has been awarded $40,000 to help boost the number of new mathematics and science teachers at the elementary and secondary level, the U.S. Department of Energy announced. The award, one of 10 such grants awarded to universities across the country, goes to Fullerton professor Helen Taylor for a program aimed at increasing the number of ethnic minorities teaching math and science.
January 31, 1991
A mathematics professor at Cal State Dominguez Hills has been awarded a $576,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade the skills of middle school math teachers, university officials announced this week. The professor, Eunice Krinsky, will use the grant, which covers 3 1/2 years, also to encourage middle school students to pursue careers as math or science teachers. In addition, the program aims at keeping teachers from leaving the profession.
October 3, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ and JEFF BEAN
Billy Cat Tran began his college career this year with the help of Cal State Fullerton's first mathematics scholarship offered to high school graduates of the Santa Ana Unified School District. The $300-per-year scholarship was created by math professor David L. Pagni, who started an endowment by donating the $4,000 cash award he received when named the university's 1993-94 Cal State Outstanding Professor.
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