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Weekend LAUSD teacher strike negotiations are on parents’ radar screens

There was a lot going on this weekend. A huge L.A. Rams game and a giant Women’s March were among the diversions. But some San Fernando Valley parents were on pins and needles to see if marathon negotiations would yield a deal to end a strike that entered its seventh day Sunday. “I am grateful that the negotiations are underway,” said EvelynAleman, parent of a sophomore at Grover Cleveland High School inReseda. “I’m hopeful that they will, obviously, reach an agreement assoon as possible. I thin...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, Lausd, Local News, National Park, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Kantner, Scott Schmerelson, Encino, UTLA, Aleman, Top Stories LADN


San Fernando Valley business group urges UTLA leaders to end the teacher strike

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association leaders called on United Teachers Los Angeles to end their teachers walkout. The Valley business advocacy organization said it’s “increasingly concerned about the harm being done to our students as they miss critical instruction,” according to a letter VICA President Stuart Waldman sent Jan. 16 to union’s President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “This time of year is of utmost importance to students whose start in life and their careers depends on succeeding at s...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, The Valley, San Fernando Valley, Waldman, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, Vica, UTLA


With little learning happening inside strike-humbled LAUSD schools, high achievers feel the pressure not to fall behind

Jaimie Lee and Dalia Elrih, juniors at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School, have the same ambitious class schedule: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus and honors U.S. History. The two picketed with striking LAUSD teachers outside the school on Monday and joined a UTLA rally downtown. But in the days since, they’ve veered in different directions absent teachers — one hitting the books at school and the other at home — in an attempt to stay ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, Harbor, Petersen, Lee, Carson


Tale of two schools: Though separated by just 9 miles, effects of the strike on these campuses are far apart

Brenda Sandoval has already taken two days off work from her job as a receptionist at a nearby mental health clinic to support the striking teachers of Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima. Depending on how long the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike lasts, she may have to take more time off. But she’s willing to do it. “I feel that I have no choice,” said Sandoval as she juggled a UTLA protest sign in Spanish, a floral-printed umbrella and the hand of her poncho-clad first gra...
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With LAUSD’s teachers ready to strike, Southern California school districts are watching

As nearly 30,000 teachers stand ready to take to the picket lines in the Los Angeles Unified School district on Monday, districts from the Inland Empire to Orange County will be watching. The strike might not inspire copycats, but the issues that have been brewing in L.A. —from class size to salary to the growth of charter schools to rising pension costs — are ringing familiar in places like San Bernardino, Santa Ana, San Gabriel Valley and other districts that neighbor the nation’s second large...
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LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
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Woodland Hills street becomes chanting ground for LA teachers strike supporters

Dozens of students, parents and teachers took to the streets in Woodland Hills Friday to show their support for Los Angeles teachers who are expected to go on strike Monday. Daneh Gallo, a fifth-grade teacher from Welby Way Elementary School, in West Hills, said she was not concerned about a pay raise but rather about her class size. “I had kids who were on a suicide watch and kids who were depressed,” she said, adding that with social media “the essence of our jobs has changed, but the district...
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LAUSD teachers may go on strike this week for the first time since 1989: Here’s what you need to know

Come this Thursday, 30,000 K-12 educators in Los Angeles may not show up for work, leaving close to half a million students without a teacher in their classrooms. A strike could be avoided as leaders of LA Unified School District and teachers union UTLA return to the negotiating table Monday, but what should LAUSD families expect during a strike if they don’t cut a deal? Negotiating teams of the country’s second largest school district and its teachers union have been unsuccessful in brokering a...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, City Hall, Amanda, John Rogers


As 2019 chimes in, LAUSD board members urge teachers to seek compromise and avoid strike

Los Angeles Unified School District board members joined the chief of schools on Wednesday to usher in the new year with a plea to union teachers to get back to the bargaining table. In some of their first public comments on the issue since a Jan. 10 strike date was set, district trustees urged compromise and a settlement to a fierce contract dispute mired in back-and-forth public posturing over Twitter and through other public comments. If the parties fail to reach an agreement before next Thur...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, John Rogers, PLAYA VISTA, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified


Thousands of LAUSD teachers march in downtown LA for better pay, smaller class size

As a teachers’ strike looms over the nation’s second-largest school district, about 50,000 educators, parents and students marched through downtown Los Angeles Saturday morning demanding higher pay and smaller class sizes throughout the sprawling district. Streets and sidewalks from L.A. City Hall to the Broad Museum turned into a sea of red with teachers proudly wearing their union T-shirts. Others wore red in solidarity. As a teacher’s strike looms, LAUSD teachers from around the city stag...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Daily News, Chula Vista, Valley, Martinez, John McCoy, Sun Valley


LA schools are awarded $77 million in federal grant money for college access among low-income students

As a young Angeleno in an unstable housing situation and low-income parents, college was far from a given for Mark Aguilar. But thanks in part to a national college readiness program, he’s now in his second year at CSUN as a political science major. At the New Economics for Women center in Canoga Park, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Youth Policy Institute along with charter school group Bright Star Schools will receive $77.8 mi...
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West Valley residents weigh in on LAUSD study to turn district sites into housing for homeless youth, families

A push to study whether Los Angeles public schools can house homeless students and their families is drawing fierce pushback from some West Valley residents, who say their area is too residential — and becoming even more so with major developments in the pipeline — for such an effort. More than 200 residents packed a room at the American Legion Hall in Woodland Hills Wednesday night, with the overflow spilling outside despite the pouring rain during what was the first community meeting since the...
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Telfair Elementary: The heart of LAUSD’s homeless crisis could become ground zero for change

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report If LA Unified’s growing student homeless crisis had an epicenter, Telfair Elementary in the northeast San Fernando Valley would be it. Last year the school had the highest percentage of homeless students; so far this year, it’s tied for first place. And as the district explores expanding support for its estimated 16,000 homeless students, Telfair could be first in line for help — and a model for the rest of LA Unified. The school board in November passed a resol...
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Could LAUSD house homeless students and families?

By Taylor Swaak, LA School Report LA Unified’s school board voted Tuesday to study using district property to house homeless students and their families, despite split public opinion. In a 4-1 vote with one abstention, school board members approved a resolution giving Superintendent Austin Beutner six months to research the feasibility of using district sites to: Allow overnight parking for homeless students and families, in collaboration with the Safe Parking L.A. program,Provide overnight shel...
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Granada Hills Charter High School is already one of the largest. It’s getting larger

Granada Hills Charter School Executive Director Brian Bauer on campus, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Granada Hills Charter School Executive Director Brian Bauer on campus, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Granada Hills Charter School Executive Director Brian Bauer on campus, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Chromebook, Lausd, Local News, Facetime, Granada, Porter Ranch, Northridge, Valley, Davenport, Bauer


LA Rams touchdown at San Fernando Valley schools with message of diversity

The LA Rams have done a lot scoring this year — usually on Sundays. But on Tuesday, they tapped into a different kind of success. They showed up to Magnolia Science Academy 2 in Van Nuys and Sutter Middle School in Winnetka to promote ways to deepen friendships and foster acceptance among students’ classmates — regardless of their race, religion, gender, disabilities or any differences. 10-16-18. Van Nuys CA. LA Rams/Tight-End football player Tyler Higbee talks to middle school students at Mag...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, LA Rams, Winnetka, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Tyler Higbee, Top Stories LADN, Gene Blevins LA DailyNews SCNG, Gene Blevins LA DailyNews, Magnolia Science Academy, Sutter Middle School


How Lake Balboa College Prep Magnet brought its sports program back to life

Junior high-schoolers Rebecca Galadjian and Knarik Tadevosyan take a short walk every afternoon after they finish a day of classes at Lake Balboa College Prep Magnet. They pass frolicking grade-schoolers on the blacktop playing tag or handball against a wall on their way to Mulholland Middle School’s gymnasium, where their next task awaits them: setting up the volleyball net for practice. Not only does their school not have athletic facilities, the middle school’s gym doesn’t even have holes in ...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Clarke, Lausd, Kennedy, Usc, San Fernando Valley, Soto, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Sylmar, Zuñiga


Porter Ranch students, city and school leaders are celebrating a new $17 million expansion

Faced with an enrollment boom, the Porter Ranch Community School is expanding. Dozens of students, parents, city and school officials gathered Friday morning to celebrate the completion of a $17 million classroom section that will accommodate 370 middle school students with eight classrooms, computer and science labs. “Our community is growing tremendously,” said Porter Ranch Community School Principal Mary Melvin, noting that since the school opened about seven years ago, its administration add...
Tags: News, Education, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Porter Ranch, Burlington, Scott, San Fernando Valley, Melvin, Los Angeles Daily News, Porter Ranch Community School, Top Stories LADN, Photos And Videos


Here’s how to reach your LAUSD school board member — without sleeping overnight on the sidewalk

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report Los Angeles Unified’s seven school board members — or six for now — make vital decisions impacting more than 570,000 students. Parents, community members, and the general public want their concerns to be heard, but what’s the best way to connect with the board members? Besides email and phone, there are board meetings most Tuesdays with designated times for people to address the board members. But the process has long been fraught with frustration, as...
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Photos: Laker Hall of Famer’s message to students in San Pedro — ‘I am worthy’ (and so are you)

James Worthy, former Los Angeles Laker and Hall of Fame Basketball Player spoke to students at Bandini Street Elementary School in San Pedro Thursday September 13,2018 to highlight the importance of attendance, self-worth and overcoming obstacles that impede reaching one’s fullest potential. Worthy has adopted a key slogan, using only three simple words that he wants all children to know: “I am worthy.” Photo By Chuck Bennett James Worthy, former Los Angeles Laker and Hall of Fame Basketball...
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LAUSD is ‘living off reserves’ and running out of time to get its finances in order, says county, state

By Laura Greanias | LA School Report LA Unified board members were jolted last month when a top county official showed up unannounced to say, you’re spending more money than you make and the savings you’ve been living off of are about to run out. It got worse this Tuesday, when she came back and brought a top state official with the same message. “Yes, my presence is indicative that this is serious,” said Nick Schweizer, deputy superintendent of public instruction for the California Department o...
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At LAUSD, making a deal on teacher raises is easier said than done

Getting on the same page in the nation’s second-largest school district is not an easy thing. As a teachers’ strike looms, teachers, parents and the Los Angeles Unified School District agree that L.A.’s public school teachers should be paid more. But that’s about where it ends. Getting there is where the wall is — just ask a board member who represents the San Fernando Valley, union officials and local parents. On one hand, union leaders and backers argue, more money for teachers will ultimately...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Alex, Thompson, Martinez, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Kantner, United Teachers Los Angeles


LAUSD goes door to door to get chronically absent San Fernando Valley students back in class

LAUSD pupil services administrator Dionne Ash spent Friday afternoon in the San Fernando Valley, doing some detective work. Aviator sunglasses on and LAUSD badge around her neck, she knocked on doors in Northridge and Canoga Park attempting to track down elusive students who are part of a district-wide absenteeism problem that costs LA Unified millions of dollars each year. “We want them in school,” she declared. “And if they’re not in school we want to find out why.” Ash was part of a group of ...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Ash, Lausd, Chatsworth, Northridge, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Robert Jackson, Scott Schmerelson, Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, Canoga Park


This Lake Balboa dad is fed up with low enrollment at a neighborhood school. Here’s what he’s doing about it

When Torr Leonard moved into his Lake Balboa neighborhood five years ago, he discovered nearly every parent on his street sent their children to schools other than the neighborhood school a block away. Leonard said he found that just one other nearby family sent their children to Gault Street Elementary, where his son Luc, started kindergarten last month. So, he has made it his mission to advocate for the school and encourage parents to re-think their decision to send their children to magnet or...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Franco, Lausd, Local News, Samples, Simpson, Leonard, Rodriguez, San Fernando Valley, Luc, United Teachers Los Angeles, Top Stories LADN


Grant to fund mental health services at San Fernando Valley Catholic schools

Mental health services will be provided to families with children who attend four Catholic schools in the San Fernando Valley, with the help of a grant from the Well Being Trust. The Well Being Trust awarded $8.5 million in grants to several programs throughout California, with one of the grants going to a project led by a psychologist at Cal State Northridge, Shyrea Minton. Minton’s program aims to offer mental health services at four schools, where many of the students come from low-income, fi...
Tags: Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Local News, Grant, Sun Valley, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Cal State, Providence St Joseph Health, Top Stories LADN, San Fernando Valley Catholic


Healthcare provider pays for athletics trainers at seven Valley high schools

A healthcare provider with several facilities in the San Fernando Valley will be paying the salaries of athletic trainers at seven area high schools, as part of a program to treat and prevent injuries in students participating in sports. Providence Health & Services, a Catholic not-for-profit organization, announced the program this week, with representatives saying they are in the process of adding more schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. For now, Taft High School in Woodland Hi...
Tags: News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Lausd, Chatsworth, Valley, Burbank, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Providence Health Services, John Burroughs, Top Stories LADN


LA students head back to school – and so does LAUSD chief Austin Beutner

During the first day of school, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Vanalden Avenue Elementary School with the help of fourth graders Jared Delao, 9, and Kingsley James-Huff, 10, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News/SCNG) During the first day of school, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Bradley Upshaw’s third grade class at Vanalden Avenue Elementary School in Reseda on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Upshaw was chosen this year for the Natio...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, La, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Garcia, Kingsley, Valley, District, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, School Board


The ‘discipline gap’ for blacks in California schools remains as wide as ever

By Mario Koran, LA School Report Between 2011 and 2017, out-of-school suspensions in California fell 46 percent, and the rate of suspensions dropped by more than a third. That students are suspended less frequently is welcome news for civil rights advocates who’ve long been concerned about the fact that certain groups — black students, foster youth, and students with disabilities, in particular — are far more likely to face suspension than their peers. This disparity is often referred to as the ...
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LA Mission College gets $1.3 million to boost biology studies

LOS ANGELES — The National Science Foundation has awarded Los Angeles Mission College a $1.3 million grant to support efforts to increase success rates for biology majors, college officials announced. Titled “Building Capacity: An Intervention to Improve Success of Biology Majors in Mathematics,” the project seeks to increase success rates for undergraduate biology students by providing them with additional support, such as weekly workshops to help them pass college algebra and trigonometry cour...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Life Sciences, NSF, San Fernando Valley, Sylmar, The National Science Foundation, Mission College, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles Mission College, LA Mission College, Parvaneh Mohammadian


LA School Safety report stops short of putting guns in teachers’ hands; finds weapons searches ineffective

By Craig Clough, City News Service LOS ANGELES  — City Attorney Mike Feuer released the final version of his School Safety report Monday, with recommendations that the Los Angeles Unified School District upgrade some of its buildings and suspend the practice of using hand-held metal detectors to randomly search students — but not arm teachers or have more armed personnel on campus. The report was issued by the Los Angeles School Safety Blue Ribbon Panel, which Feuer formed in the aftermath of th...
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