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Capping charter schools in LAUSD will hurt students and families

With the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers union strike now over, it’s easy to understand why a combination of relief and celebration permeates most corners of the nation’s second-largest school system. Having students and teachers out of the classroom, for a single day, let alone six, benefits no one. LAUSD and UTLA’s leaders deserve praise for reaching an agreement that lowers class sizes, adds counselors and provides money to create community schools, which have shown great promise...
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What’s in the LAUSD-UTLA agreement to end the teacher’s strike?

LOS ANGELES — The proposed labor deal announced Tuesday between Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union includes provisions for hiring nurses, librarians and counselors, along with class-size reductions phased in over three years, according to a summary of the proposal published by the union. According to the summary, which was posted on United Teachers Los Angeles’ website, the 6 percent pay raise included in the proposal includes a 3 percent boost retroactive for the 2017-18 school year, an...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 4: Talks to resume at City Hall

LOS ANGELES — Negotiations between the union representing striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District will resume Thursday at City Hall. “The Mayor’s Office will facilitate these negotiations,” according to a statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Wednesday night. United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing the teachers, “will be ready to bargain tomorrow, and our team will work long and hard toward an agreement that benefits our students, members and commun...
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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...
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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...
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LAUSD teachers begin casting ballots in strike-authorization vote

LOS ANGELES — Amid increasing public rhetoric between their union and the school district, Los Angeles Unified teachers began casting ballots  in a strike-authorization vote as contract talks await help from a state mediator. The balloting will continue for a week. If teachers vote in favor, it does not automatically mean a strike will occur. The vote simply authorizes leaders of the union — United Teachers Los Angeles — to call for a walkout of labor talks stall. But the threat of a walkout, an...
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LAUSD reaches tentative labor deal with school employees union

The LAUSD reached a tentative agreement with the 3,800-worker California School Employees Association on a contract that includes 2 percent raises in each of three years. Above, North Hollywood High School is seen in a Daily News file photo. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District announced Monday it has reached a tentative labor agreement with the union representing workers including office technicians, library aides, financial managers and clerical/office employees. The propose...
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School safety panel to tackle violent threats at Valley hearing

San Fernando Valley residents are invited to attend a school safety panel discussion on Saturday and ask questions of experts during the afternoon hearing in Granada Hills. The 2 p.m. discussion at the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences marks the fifth Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety created by L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District. The theme of Saturday’s panel is investigating threats of school violence and preventing student access to gu...
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He’s an ‘unconventional choice,’ but new LAUSD chief asks community to embrace change, better education

Los Angeles Unified School District’s next superintendent warned Wednesday of tough choices ahead while aiming to strike a unifying tone in the face of significant union concerns. Philanthropist Austin Beutner, who has no experience running a school or a school district, acknowledged a day after he was tapped by the LAUSD Board of Education that he’s an “unconventional choice.” But the former investment banker and one-time deputy mayor of L.A. said he’s ready to listen, learn and move forward to...
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A bad deal for students and teachers in LAUSD

LAUSD is in financial crisis. Every day, we make hard choices about whether we can put counselors in schools, keep art and music programs, or do better than a class size of 35 kids per teacher. And while we spend about 25 percent of our current budget on health and pension benefits for employees and retirees, by the time next year’s kindergartners graduate from high school, that number will be more than 50 percent. That hurts our kids; it hurts our teachers’ ability to teach, and it hurts the ve...
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LAUSD says no to late start, sets school calendar for next 3 years

  Above, Cleveland High music teacher Cameron Yassaman conducts during band rehearsal in March 2017. The Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, released its academic calendar for the next three years, declining to set a later start date for the school year. (File photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District will continue to start classes in mid-August for the next three years. The LAUSD Board of Education ...
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