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Don’t expect LAUSD to reopen schools in January, board president says

Los Angeles Unified’s school board president believes that January is no longer a realistic timeframe for the nation’s second-largest school district to reopen schools, as record numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to be reported and other districts across the country start to shut down schools once again or roll back their plans to reopen. “Do I think it’s going to happen? No, I don’t,” outgoing board President Richard Vladovic said when asked about the likelihood of a January reopening d...
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LAUSD reaches agreement with administrators group on hybrid learning

The Los Angeles Unified School District and Associated Administrators of Los Angeles have reached an agreement regarding how to bring students and staff back to campus for in-person instruction, one of several agreements the district has been negotiating with its employee groups. Although district officials have said they hope to see a general reopening of schools in January if possible, no plans have been firmed up, as the district continues to negotiate with the teachers union and other employ...
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LAUSD races create power struggle on school board

The balance of power on the Los Angeles Unified school board will flip to a majority board that’s sympathetic to education reformers if the latest elections results — which are still only preliminary — hold once final vote tallies are in. In District 3, incumbent Scott Schmerelson has an eight percentage point lead over challenger Marilyn Koziatek while in District 7, political newcomer Tanya Ortiz Franklin has a 16-point lead over her rival, Patricia Castellanos, according to preliminary result...
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LAUSD likely won’t reopen before January at earliest, teachers union affirms

Schools in Los Angeles Unified likely won’t reopen until January at the earliest, the head of the teachers union said Friday, Oct. 30, affirming a timeline that school board members are said to support. “Given L.A. County’s rising COVID infections, we believe the earliest possible date for a safe and academically sound physical return to school is the beginning of the second semester — January 2021,” Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said during her weekly message to u...
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LAUSD students to get in-person tutoring, assessments

Students who have been struggling with distance learning may soon be able to receive in-person tutoring or assessments, now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has reached agreements with the teachers union to provide the services. Exactly how students will be selected for the services, or how many will benefit from them, is unclear. A district spokeswoman said Friday, Oct. 9, that details have been delegated to administrators overseeing the district’s 42 Communities of Schools, which a...
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California’s rent strike: Who pays and how it works

By Nigel Duara | CalMatters As the pandemic stretches into its seventh month, tenants and landlords have found themselves facing the same question: Who’s going to pay the rent if unemployment continues to hover north of 11%? After the California Supreme Court’s eviction moratorium expired Sept. 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers extended protections for residential renters and forestalled evictions until Feb. 1 for people who declared that they lost income due to the coronavirus pandem...
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Attendance falling for LAUSD’s first graders

The overall attendance rate for first graders in Los Angeles Unified is down 3.7% compared to a year ago — and down by two or three times that rate for some of the highest-needs students — according to the latest data from the district. Cumulative attendance rates since the start of the school year show a 7.5% drop in attendance among Black students and a 4.1% decrease among Latino students in the first grade. The rates also went down by 4.2% for English learners, 4% for students with disabiliti...
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In L.A. County, don’t expect elementary schools to reopen before November

Parents and educators of elementary students in Los Angeles County should not expect their schools to reopen before November at the earliest. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer had indicated during a briefing with school leaders on Thursday, Sept. 10, that it would take at least that long before K-6 campuses could apply for waivers to reopen to the general student population amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to one administrator who attended the briefing. The county had announce...
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In-person learning at LAUSD campuses won’t come until safety is assured, union says

United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district, opposes having any of its members return to L.A. Unified School District campuses to provide in-person instruction to the district’s highest-needs students before it is safe to do so, the union’s president said Friday, Sept. 4. “We know our students learn best in physical schools, face-to-face with educators and the support providers they need and deserve,” union President Cecily Myart-Cruz sai...
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Southern California parents demonstrate for sooner school reopening

Members of California Policy Center’s Parent Union and school choice advocates rally outside UTLA headquarters in Los Angeles to demand they support the opening of all schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Members of California Policy Center’s Parent Union and school choice advocates rally outside UTLA headquarters in Los Angeles to demand they support the opening of all schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contribu...
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Teachers approve LAUSD distance-learning plans for start of classes next week

Los Angeles Unified teachers approved by 95% a labor agreement that outlines distance-learning procedures for the fall semester, which starts next week with campuses remaining closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The final vote among 15,726 ballots cast by UTLA members was announced late Friday. The agreement was backed by LAUSD Board of Education members unanimously on Tuesday, Aug. 11. With the approval of the United Teachers Los Angeles membership, the pact will remain in effect through De...
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What LAUSD parents can expect when school starts next week

When school resumes next week for her two children, Maricelia Carmona will be juggling more than ever before. Both she and her husband need to leave the house each day for work, and her daughter,  8, and son, 12, first report to teachers Aug. 18 in Los Angeles Unified School District. “As a family it’s been really hard,” said Carmona, who lives in South L.A. “I think that’s an understatement.” Her situation is by no means unique among the hundreds of thousands of parents in Los Angeles adapting ...
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Parents, students and teachers take demands to LAUSD and LA Area Chamber

Parents, students and teachers rolled a car caravan to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce that filtered into a school district office in downtown L.A. Monday, Aug. 3 to urge a safe and equitable reopening of L.A. public schools and passage of Proposition 15. The demonstration arrived at the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce around 10 a.m. where activists held a press conference. Following that a small group walked to a nearby office for the Los Angeles Unified School District. There students a...
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Deal between LAUSD and teachers will set standard for distance learning

A tentative deal has been struck between Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing 33,000 teachers detailing what will be required of educators under distance learning to begin later this month, the union and district officials said Monday, August 3. Union members and the Board of Education are expected to vote to ratify the the proposal this week. “We have all learned from our experiences with distance learning since March and we’ve applied what we learned to this agreement...
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What Teachers' Unions Are Fighting For as Schools Plan a New Year

Unions are threatening to strike if classrooms reopen, but are also pushing to limit live remote teaching. Their demands will shape pandemic education.
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LA County to require labor-union support to reopen elementary schools

If Los Angeles County school districts want to seek a waiver to reopen elementary schools they will need, among other things, written support from labor unions. The requirements, still being fully worked out, were revealed for the first time to district superintendents during a conference call with Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Thursday, July 23. Along with letters of support from “all labor partners,” Ferrer said districts would need letters that supported the reopening plan from par...
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Teachers unions won’t be satisfied with even billions more in new taxes

California voters who are weary of ballot measures asking them to approve more debt and higher taxes for education will find no respite on the November ballot. Proposition 15 would make changes to Proposition 13 that would raise taxes on commercial and industrial property and split the revenue between local governments and school districts. Yet it turns out that this major tax increase would raise only a minor amount of the money that teachers’ unions say is needed to adequately fund public educ...
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Teacher’s union calls for LAUSD schools to remain closed with classes 100% online

After LAUSD campuses closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district began offering free meals to students via Grab & Go Food Centers like this one at San Fernando Senior High School, seen on April 20, 2020. United Teachers Los Angeles leaders are saying that conditions are not right for teachers and students to return to campuses this fall. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — The board of directors and bargaining team for the union repres...
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LAUSD police chief resigns following school board vote to cut $25 million from his agency

Todd Chamberlain, the retired LAPD commander who took the helm of the Los Angeles School Police Department just seven months ago, resigned effective immediately Wednesday, a day after the district’s board voted to slash his department’s budget by $25 million. A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesperson confirmed the resignation and stated “more information on the department leadership transition will be forthcoming.” She was unable to provide additional information about Chamberlain’s dec...
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As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
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Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
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California Schools Head: Officers Needed In Some Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The head of California schools said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state’s 10,000 public schools but that some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students’ safety. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said the officers would be needed to protect students from dangers, including school shootings or bomb threats but officers would no longer be called upon to discipline misbehaving students. “As...
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LA school board to mull funding cuts for police department following ‘defund’ protests

The Los Angeles Unified school board will consider three resolutions calling to re-examine, reform or all-but dismantle its school police department on Tuesday, a topic likely to spark impassioned debate about the role of law enforcement officers in schools. The resolutions come amid ongoing protests for racial justice and demands that local governments slash municipal police budgets, calls directed at the LA School Police Department (LASPD) after public school districts in Minneapolis, Chicago ...
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LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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Teachers union board calls to defund school police at LAUSD campuses, sparking debate

Sarah Djato, a 16-year-old at Dorsey High in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, said that when a fight broke on her campus last year, school police responded with pepper spray that hit her friends on the way to class. It was a moment that helped shape her impassioned calls to remove police from public schools. “There are many other ways to take care of situations like fights that happen on our campuses,” Djato, a member of advocacy group LA Students Deserve, said during a Monday, June 8, ...
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UTLA doubles down on charter co-locations as LAUSD reopening, coronavirus budget deficits hang in balance

Lynda Davey, a 70-year-old teacher at Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda, found herself getting shooed from outside A-list actress Kristen Bell’s house in Los Feliz by police on a hot Thursday, May 7, afternoon as she sat in her red Mazda. Davey was one of dozens of Los Angeles public school teachers union members demanding, via a honking car-caravan at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters and at homes of charter school leaders, a moratorium on campus-sharing agreements betwe...
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California teachers unions fight to preserve flawed, costly status quo

Teachers unions in California are vowing to fight any cuts to education funding during the recession caused by the open-ended coronavirus lockdown. For example, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl told members, “we cannot go back” to the type of cuts school districts experienced during the 2008 recession, when class sizes were increased, campuses were closed and teachers with less seniority were laid off. But he’s wrong. Not only can we go back, we likely will have to. It’s s...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for remainder of school year, says Superintendent Beutner

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain shuttered for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a livestreamed coronavirus update from his home, where he also discussed graduations, grades and an agreement outlining terms of distance learning with teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles. “It’s be...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for entire school year, says Superintendent

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a live-streamed COVID-19 update from his home on the first day back from spring break, where he discussed virtual graduations, grades and a distance learning agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles. The move came weeks after recommendations to close...
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Teachers union, LAUSD agree on distance-learning pact amid coronavirus closures

Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday, April 9, that a labor agreement was reached with the United Teachers Los Angeles union on terms of remote schooling amid closures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and not be required to teach classes using live video conferencing platforms, key demands made by UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl ahead of negotiations that began last Thursday. The deal will “prov...
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