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LA teachers strike, homelessness, LAUSD parcel tax likely to get the spotlight in Garcetti State of the City speech

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is set to give his annual State of the City speech today at Lincoln High School, a site that may have been chosen to help highlight the mayor’s successful mediation of a Los Angeles teacher’s strike and his support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot that aims to generate hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. After an all-night bargaining session at City Hall, Garcetti helped broker an end to a strike by United Teachers Los Angele...
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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...
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A 9-day LAUSD teacher strike took a financial toll. Here are some numbers

The teacher strike that rocked LA’s public schools over nine days was definitely a blow to the second largest district in the nation. A bunch of numbers have been bandied about. But here’s a rundown on what we know about the financial blow to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and on a few other things, like whether teachers will take a financial hit for walking out. By Tuesday, the last day of the nine-day strike, an estimated $151.4 million was lost in state funding as a result of the n...
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LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
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In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
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What will make LAUSD teachers’ deal work? New outside funding – and teamwork

Teachers, board members and experts had just begun to scrutinize the landmark deal that effectively ended the Los Angeles Unified School District’s strike on Tuesday. But one thing is clear: The agreement will call for a complex mix of flexibility and cleverness from the district to secure an influx of new funding from the state and elsewhere to fend off the financial disaster that LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner has been warning of since the day he took office. LAUSD strike update: UTLA say...
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UTLA’s lead dealmaker on nailing an end to the LAUSD teacher strike: ‘We just said we’re not going to leave if we don’t get these things’

Irene Ayala, the chair of United Teachers Los Angeles bargaining team, hadn’t slept in more than 27 hours when she walked off the stage at the teacher’s strike rally in Grand Park on Tuesday. While wading through the crowd around the stage, she couldn’t move more than a few feet through without getting inundated with hugs, handshakes, and selfies. “This is the height of my career,” she told reporters, describing the honor she felt when she was tapped by UTLA to lead the negotiations. “I knew tha...
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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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What parents should know about end of the LAUSD teacher strike

  Parents walk their children back to school in August 2018 at Lankershim Elementary School in North Hollywood. (File photo by David Crane/Daily News/SCNG)   Here’s what parents should know about the end of the LAUSD teacher strike and the return of teachers to their classrooms. Striking teachers with United Teachers Los Angeles and LAUSD reached an agreement on Tuesday to end the nine-day strike. Teachers need to officially vote on the agreement, however, before going back into classrooms ...
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‘Celebrate good times’ is the soundtrack as LAUSD teachers exult to news of strike’s end

Waves of relief and elation passed over the throng of teachers picketing in front of Taft Charter High School on Tuesday morning as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the words “We have an agreement.” Exclamations of “Garcetti for President!” and “What now?” could be heard as the news spread through the crowd. An impromptu dance line broke out, with “Celebrate” by Kool and the Gang as its soundtrack. As the news broke, students and teachers watched the historic news conference on their cell ph...
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‘Celebrate good times…’ is the soundtrack as picketers exult to news of end to LAUSD strike

Waves of relief and elation passed over the throng of teachers picketing outside Taft Charter High School on Tuesday morning as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke the words “We have an agreement.” Exclamations of “Garcetti for President!” and “What do we do now?” could be heard as the news spread through the crowd watching the historic City Hall news conference on cell phones. Hugs, handshakes were suddenly everywhere, as well as a singalong to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” and an impromptu ...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 9: Negotiators work through the night, and joint news conference is sign of hope

A joint news conference set for Tuesday morning sparked hope that the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers strike could be coming to an end. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl were slated to appear together at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. The fact that both sides are appearing together could be a sign that an agreement ending the walkout — which is entering its ninth day — is at hand. Negotiations on the L...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 8: Could it be wrapped up by Tuesday?

The lights are on at LA City Hall late Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, as LAUSD and UTLA negotiators work through the night in an effort to end the teacher strike. (Photo by Bradley Bermont/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the Los Angeles teachers union and Los Angeles Unified School District officials negotiated overnight at City Hall into Monday on the eighth day of a teachers strike, with classes set to resume Tuesday, though maybe still without teachers. Sun...
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Garcetti dives into LAUSD, UTLA strike talks, with presidential ambitions on the line

With tens of thousands of teachers striking all over the city he governs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped up to a City Hall podium last week with a message: “This is the time to make an agreement,” Garcetti said, the first day of a teacher strike that over the next five days would ripple across the region and the nation. Since the strike began, Garcetti, 47, has taken a very public stage with UTLA’s Alex Caputo-Pearl and district chief Austin Beutner. While Caputo-Pearl implored striking...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner urges teachers to get back to classroom, says district lost $25 million on first day of walkout

As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to the classroom, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.”...
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This independent LA charter school is going on strike today

LOS ANGELES — Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter network in Los Angeles are set to carry out the first-ever strike by charter teachers in California today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, calling for increased pay and health benefits to reduce the high teacher turnover rate at the school. The teachers are represented by United Teachers Los Angeles, the same union that represents striking Los Angeles Unified School District educators. Negotiations between teachers and The Accelerated Schools began 20 ...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Here’s what’s happening today

Thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers were headed to the picket lines Tuesday for a second day of striking over demands for smaller class size, a pay hike and more resources in local classrooms. After two years of negotiations that found little common ground between the teachers union and district, thousands of teachers made good on a threat to strike on Monday — the first district walkout since 1989. They formed picket lines outside schools across the vast district and conve...
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This is what class was like at El Sereno Middle School during the LAUSD strike

The LAUSD’s chief academic officer, Dr. Frances Gipson organizes students in the hallway between classes at El Sereno Middle School in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Gipson is a former principal at the school and helped out Monday as the teachers were out on strike. Only about 25% of the students at El Sereno came to school Monday. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) The LAUSD’s chief academic officer, Dr. Frances Gipson distributes paperwork to a group of students she was teach...
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Basketball, soccer, wrestling and water polo games, practices postponed until LAUSD teachers’ strike ends

Practice plans and game schedules were already interrupted Monday for the 88 Los Angeles Unified School District high schools in the L.A. City Section — and the situation will worsen with each new day of the teacher’s strike. The work stoppage forces postponement of all practices and games for basketball, soccer, water polo and wrestling teams. “The district can’t provide enough supervision for this kind of work stoppage,” said Carson wrestling coach Sean Soltysik as he headed to a teachers’ ral...
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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says ‘this is the time’ for LAUSD, UTLA to make an agreement

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday urged the Los Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles to return to the bargaining table, adding he was hopeful the two sides could find enough common ground soon to end what is the first such strike in 30 years. “This is the time to make an agreement,” Garcetti said at a news conference Monday afternoon. “There is notmuch that separates the two sides and there has been movement towards what the teachers have demanded and what the district can af...
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LAUSD teacher strike update: LA Metro and museums offer free entry for students

LOS ANGELES — With the first L.A. teachers’ strike in 30 years possibly starting Thursday, L.A. Metro is proposing to offer free rides to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students would be able to ride free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. each strike day under the directive from Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, in consultation with L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. The full Metro Board will consider the matter at its January 24 meeting if a strike is still unde...
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If there’s an LAUSD teachers strike, non-union substitute teachers could be highly paid

Filling classrooms with substitutes, if a looming strike lands this week, could come with a hefty price tag for Los Angeles Unified. While the district has about about 2,000 district employees — who have teaching credentials but are not in the teachers union — assigned to work in specific schools or areas, according to a new report that came out today, officials could also bring in up to 4,400 contract substitutes to fill holes. Those subs would make substantially more than regular L.A. Unified ...
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As students head back to school, LAUSD strike looms

The kids are back in school — but another interruption to their education may be days away. As students in the Los Angeles Unified School District return to class Monday, Jan. 7, after the holiday break, a brewing storm over the future of education in the district looms, with 30,000 teachers planning to strike on Thursday, Jan. 10. The coming strike is over what the teachers union, the UTLA, calls the district’s failure to reduces class sizes and boost staffing — particularly counselors, librari...
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As LA Unified pushes new legal bid to postpone strike, parents and teachers make their picket signs in North Hollywood

On a street corner in North Hollywood, dozens of LAUSD elementary school students held handmade picket signs and chanted “Class size matters” or “We support teachers” to honking passersby on Sunday, as the teachers union said that its Jan. 10 strike date may be prolonged to Jan. 14 by a new legal offensive filed by the district. “UTLA goes to court proactively this week to scuttle his third attempt at an injunction, based on a disingenuous claim that UTLA did not give sufficient notice of our in...
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As LAUSD pushes new legal bid to postpone strike, parents and teachers make their picket signs in North Hollywood

On a street corner in North Hollywood, dozens of Los Angeles Unified elementary school students held handmade picket signs and chanted “Class size matters” or “We support teachers” to honking passersby on Sunday, as the teachers union said that its Jan. 10 strike date may be prolonged to Jan. 14 by a new legal offensive filed by the district. “UTLA goes to court proactively this week to scuttle his third attempt at an injunction, based on a disingenuous claim that UTLA did not give sufficient no...
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Two years into a fierce contract battle, LAUSD, UTLA can’t agree on a common set of facts

It’s taken two years. Numerous visits to the bargaining table. Back and forth. A mediator. A fact-finder. And after all that — as the potential for the first teachers strike in nearly 30 years cast its ever-darkening shadow this week — chief of the vast Los Angeles public school district Austin Beutner came to an overarching coda on the fierce contract fight that has engulfed the second-largest school district in the United States. “Part of my frustration in this is, we are two years in and ther...
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Teachers, stand up to the Goliath of the UTLA union

It’s a lot easier to threaten a strike than to carry one out successfully. The reason for that, obviously, is that during a strike, workers don’t get paid. And the longer the strike, the worse the financial hardship. United Teachers Los Angeles has been negotiating a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District for nearly two years. In August, the union held a strike-authorization vote. The voting took place at school sites. Over 80 percent of union members cast ballots, and 98 perc...
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What’s in store in the brave new 2019?

Are the calendar pages just arbitrary ink on paper or an undeniably good way of keeping track of not just time passing but our societal and personal ups and downs? That’s one question to ponder as we put 2018 in the past on this New Year’s Day. But it’s not the question — the Question of the Week, that is. The first QOTW of the new year. That question for you, our readers, here on Jan. 1, goes to your expectations — along with your hopes and fears — for the new year of 2019. What are your predic...
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Look forward to a bright 2019 filled with progress

Let us focus on the good news within our own community, our state, our country, our world and even our universe that last year brought  us — in hopes that it will inspire us for the year to come! In Orange County, thanks to the leadership of one man above all others, Judge David Carter, facilities are finally being constructed approaching what is needed to help those of the homeless who are able and willing to be helped. Centers are expanding throughout the county where those in need can get hel...
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A UTLA strike will accomplish nothing. LAUSD, UTLA should compromise

On Jan. 10, the Los Angeles Unified School District could be hit with a teacher strike due to a failure of the district and the teachers’ union to reach a deal in contract negotiations. A strike wouldn’t be in the best interests of anyone, and we encourage both sides to continue working toward a solution rooted in reality. The reality is that the LAUSD’s finances are unsustainable as they currently stand. In fact, the district is on such poor fiscal footing that there’s a real possibility the di...
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