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Why attorneys for Southern California schools blame victims for their own sexual abuse, bullying

When lawyers representing Moreno Valley Unified School District argued that 13-year-old Diego Stolz and his family were partly to blame for his death at the hands of two bullies, it wasn’t the first time such an argument was used — and likely won’t be the last. “I think it’s a disgusting strategy,” said lawyer Morgan Stewart, whose Irvine firm has sued districts whose defense attorneys have responded by blaming his clients for their alleged abuse. “It bothers me at a core level.” Lewis Brisbois ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lausd, Smith, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Huntington Beach, Stewart, Kelly, Torrance, Carlos

Teachers contend with stress as distance learning endures

After a two-week sprint to set up her online classroom, a weekend spent in 100-degree lines and coming home to yet another argument between her three children, Lorraine Quinones shut her bedroom door, threw herself onto her bed and sobbed into her pillow. LAUSD fourth grade teacher Lorraine Quiñones checks her students work in her bedroom where she teaches from as one of her school aged children Melody, center, plays with her friends Desiree Ayala and Lea Guevara, all 9, after school at her Ea...
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LAUSD’s dire finances could lead to state takeover in 3 years if parcel tax fails

Los Angeles Unified School District will run out of money in three years unless it makes drastic cuts in spending or voters pass a hefty parcel tax on the June 4 ballot, according to the district’s most recent budget. In the aftermath of a new contract for teachers to end a strike earlier this year, county education officials have warned they could step in to take control of the finances at the nation’s second largest school district if the forecast doesn’t improve. The financial situation is so...
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LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA pushes potential strike to Monday

United Teachers Los Angeles said Wednesday that it will change its date for a potential strike to Monday, Jan. 14 after a stall in court between union and district attorneys. It was originally slated for Thursday, Jan. 10. In a statement, UTLA said “While we believe we would eventually win in court against all of Austin Beutner’s anti-union, high-priced attempts to stop our legal right to strike, in order for clarity and to allow members, parents and our communities to plan, UTLA is moving the s...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Superior Court, City News Service, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board of Education

LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA, district to hold last-ditch talks to prevent 30,000 teachers from walking out

LOS ANGELES —The 600,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing the district’s 30,000 teachers planned to hold 11th-hour talks today in hopes of staving off the district’s first teachers strike in 30 years, possibly starting Thursday. Consistent with the secrecy that the two sides have frequently exhibited, there has been no announcement as of early this morning as to when and where the talks would take place. The Los Angeles Unified School District has tried a nu...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA

Teachers union demands ‘immediate’ cap on new charter schools in LAUSD, days after setting strike date

Days after United Teachers of Los Angeles announced that its first strike against LA Unified since 1989 will begin Jan. 10, the union’s president called for an “immediate” cap on charter school growth in the district. UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl and other union leaders argued that unrestricted expansion of new charter schools starves public resources from existing public schools and contributes to declining student enrollment. “We’re here today because it’s time to invest in our existing sc...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Local News, Gavin Newsom, District, LA Times, Los Angeles Unified School District, West Valley, Eli Broad, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl

LA parents demand ‘equitable education’ as prospect of first LAUSD teachers strike in decades looms

As the prospect of an LA teachers’ strike loomed, parents showed up at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on Wednesday demanding “equitable education.” Nonprofit group ParentRevolution bused in the group of about 25 parents from East and South Los Angeles Wednesday to deliver 1,300 parent signatures to  headquarters demanding “equitable education” as the possibility of the first strike by the district’s teachers in more than two decades grows. LAUSD Board member Monica Garcia s...
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LA teachers union rips into LAUSD offer for a 6 percent raise. It’s an ‘insult,’ officials say

LOS ANGELES — An angry teachers union has slammed the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education vote to offer its educators a 6 percent salary increase and reduce class sizes at 90 schools as part of its contract. The new offer on Tuesday came two days before the district and union begin the formal mediation process. In addition to the salary increase and reduction in class size at 15 middle and 75 elementary schools in communities with the highest needs, the district’s offer also i...
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These ‘historic’ LA schools played a role in the Chicano Civil Rights movement. But they are ‘endangered,’ some say

Five East L.A. schools touched by the Chicano student walkouts of 1968 have been added to America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2018 list by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The designation acknowledges the history of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and Los Angeles’ place in it, leaders said. Preservationists also want to make sure that the campuses retain their historical value, free from modernization and demolition. Following modernization plans by the Los Angeles Un...
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Video of attack on Sutter Middle School student shared on social media, 3 students arrested

An after-school attack on a Winnetka student resulted in the arrests of three other Sutter Middle School students, who according to the victim’s mother asked the girl to come outside their home then punched and kicked her while filming the incident. All three students were arrested and booked on suspicion of assault Wednesday at around 3 p.m. after the end of the school day at Sutter, said Sgt. Julie Spry, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles School Police Department. The students were released to ...
Tags: Twitter, News, Education, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, Lausd, Sutter, Winnetka, Los Angeles Unified School District, Top Stories LADN, Assault and Battery, Los Angeles School Police Department, Julie Spry, LASP, Spry

For new LAUSD chief Austin Beutner, the first day of school is Tuesday. First up, the budget

By Laura Greanias | LA School Report Austin Beutner’s first day on the job as LA Unified’s superintendent is going to be a long day of listening and learning. He starts before dawn Tuesday at a bus yard and ends with an evening parent meeting. But he’s also intent on helping parents and the greater Los Angeles community learn about the behemoth that is LA Unified. And he’s starting with maybe the biggest nut of all: the budget. Last week and again Monday, Beutner met with Chief Financial Officer...
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LAUSD, service workers union reach agreement on new contract

LOS ANGELES >> The Los Angeles Unified School District reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night with the union representing its service workers on a three-year contract, averting a planned one-day strike next week. The contract guarantees raises for the first year, provides economic wage supplements for the second year, which can turn into permanent raises, depending on the financial health of the district, and provides an economic reopener for the third year, according to the district’s Shan...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Breaking News, Lausd, SEIU, Local News, Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Vivian Ekchian, SEIU Local 99, Shannon Haber

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