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February 6, 1993 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who will fill in for state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig said Friday that he has no ambitions beyond temporarily acting as superintendent but will continue pushing Honig's reform agenda as long as he is in charge. William D. Dawson, 53, executive deputy superintendent of the Department of Education, also said he would not hesitate to call on Honig--convicted on four felony conflict-of-interest charges--for advice on running the state's educational bureaucracy.
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February 6, 1993 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who will fill in for state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig said Friday that he has no ambitions beyond temporarily acting as superintendent but will continue pushing Honig's reform agenda as long as he is in charge. William D. Dawson, 53, executive deputy superintendent of the Department of Education, also said he would not hesitate to call on Honig--convicted on four felony conflict-of-interest charges--for advice on running the state's educational bureaucracy.
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May 14, 1994 | Associated Press
The State Board of Education, reacting to criticism of a new statewide examination for public school students, decided Friday to make the tests public after the current exam cycle ends in mid-June. The board also decided that advisory committees on the California Learning Assessment System tests will include more members of the public. The panels are now made up mostly of educators. Both actions came at the suggestion of acting state schools chief William D. Dawson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN
Two elementary schools in the Ocean View School District are among 266 statewide to receive Healthy Start grants, the California Department of Education announced. The goal of Healthy Start is to improve children's academic readiness and success, family functioning, health, self-esteem and job status by providing a host of integrated services at or near schools. The services include health, mental health, social and educational programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1993
State officials announced Thursday that they have expanded their search for an administrator to run the Compton Unified School District. The state's first choice for the job, Oakland schools Supt. Richard P. Mesa, turned down the post last week. The financially and academically struggling school system fell under state control as a condition for receiving a $10.5-million emergency state loan. Acting state schools chief William D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1993
High school juniors and seniors who hold elective offices on their campuses can apply for a $2,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington for an "insider's view" of government, state officials announced. Interested students can receive applications from their school districts, and each high school can nominate one person. The deadline to submit the nominee to the California Department of Education is Oct. 15. Two delegates and two alternates will be selected by acting Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1993
Six county teachers are among 57 people who will compete in the 1994 California Teachers of the Year program. A panel of teachers, parents, students and administrators will select five teachers of the year by Nov. 1, after visiting nominees' classrooms. County nominees are Christina Brown of the Otto A.
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May 26, 1994 | JAMES BENNING
Redondo Beach school officials continue to refuse to administer a portion of the controversial CLAS test, despite protests from state officials. The school board voted May 9 not to administer the English and writing portions of the California Learning Assessment System test to eighth- and 10th-graders. Students are taking other parts of the test. Board members have not stated publicly their concerns with the exam's English and writing portions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN
Four Orange County elementary schools were among 40 statewide to be nominated for the U.S. Department of Education's blue ribbon schools program. The schools--Barcelona Hills and Fred Newhart in Mission Viejo, Laguna Road in Fullerton and Bryant Ranch in Yorba Linda--now enter the third phase of national competition in the program. Educational leaders will meet in Washington, D.C.
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April 28, 1994 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
The embattled ABC school district is fighting to evict a team of county-appointed fiscal advisers who have authority over district spending decisions. ABC officials said they want acting state schools Supt. William D. Dawson to remove the fiscal advisers, who were appointed by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. ABC officials sent a letter to Dawson requesting a hearing on the matter.
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