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The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report The L.A. Unified school board has approved a contract with its teachers union that officials admit they can’t fully afford, calling the deal’s sustainability into question as the district receives repeated warnings from the county that it’s in severe financial straits. To shoulder about $840 million in added costs through 2021, district officials say they’re largely relying on more state funding and a 2020 California tax referendum — neither of which are guaran...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Lausd, Jim Morris, Johnson, Local News, Smith, Usc, Gavin Newsom, Morris, Legislative

As LA Unified preps $7.4 billion budget, pensions, not enrollment declines, are ‘eating up’ costs, study says

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report To plug a budget hole without increasing class sizes, LA Unified will cut or reassign nearly 500 positions. But fewer than 70 people will actually lose their jobs. Those are highlights of the new $7.4 billion budget, which will be presented to the public next Tuesday and approved by the school board the same day. The budget is slightly lower than last year’s, which was $7.5 billion. “The 15 percent in central office reduction has to be solid in order...
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Some say access to internet is so crucial, it is a human right

Editor’s note: An experiment in journalism teamwork, the Long Beach Media Collaborative is made up of participants from the Press-Telegram, Long Beach Post, Grunion Gazette, and Long Beach Business Journal. The collaborative was initiated by the Long Beach Community Foundation and is funded in part by the Knight Foundation. The goal: To combine forces for in-depth, multi-platform reporting on poignant issues gripping the community. This project, Strengthening the Signal, explores the dearth of I...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Washington, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Un, North Carolina, Local News, Bell, Ucla, U S Supreme Court, McDonald

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