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2009-07-16 12:38:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell met with ProCon.org's founder Steve Markoff on July 14, 2009.

2008-09-26 21:00:25

By Melissa Pamer ´ Dropout Report There were fewer public high school dropouts at most South Bay school districts than was recently reported by state education officials, according to revised data released this week.

2008-09-12 06:00:31

By editorial STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF Jack O'Connell called closing the educational achievement gap between black and Latino students and their white and Asian peers is "the civil rights challenge of our time." That sentiment echoes what Sen.

2008-09-06 00:00:23

By Jerry Berrios; George B. Sanchez Its students made modest gains in math and English this year, but the Los Angeles Unified School District still lags behind the state average and remains on a watch list for falling short of federal goals, according to state exam results released Thursday.

2008-09-01 03:00:21

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced last week that the State Allocation Board has awarded more than $259 million to 69 school districts and county offices of education.

2008-08-27 15:01:00

By Contra Costa Times By Katy Murphy STAFF WRITER OAKLAND -- In order for California's new eighth-grade Algebra I requirement to work, the state superintendent of public instruction says, the state needs to spend about $3 billion each year for smaller math classes, additional class time, more school counseling services, teacher recruitment and training, and expanded after school and summer programs.

2008-08-27 15:01:00

By Katy Murphy; Linh Tat In order for California's new eighth-grade algebra requirement to work, the state's schools chief says, the state needs to spend nearly $3 billion a year for smaller math classes, additional class time, more school counseling services, teacher recruitment and training, and expanded after-school and summer programs.

2008-08-20 09:01:16

By Wendy Leung The unveiling of state testing results Thursday showed area students maintained or improved their academic proficiencies, allowing many schools to begin the semester on a positive note.

2008-07-29 12:01:08

By Abby Souza, Merced Sun-Star, Calif. Jul. 29--California may not have approved a budget, but that doesn't mean the state has stopped handing out money.

2008-07-24 03:00:52

By Greenhut, Steven Anyone interested in the nearly criminal mismanagement of the nation's government-run schools need only do research on the acronym LAUSD.


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