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Sci guy aims high

By Sondra Murphy
Ojai Unified School District is small and shrinking by the year, but state test scores in science in the elementary schools has risen 25 percent in the past two years.
Administrators are quick to attribute that counterintuitive trend to the dedication of teachers like Matilija Junior High’s Jim Bailey.
Bailey grew up in Southern California and his mother was a school secretary for 20 years. “I don’t think she could be any prouder of my

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