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While teachers picket in the rain, taxpayers fear getting soaked

Last Wednesday, a small cluster of rain-soaked teachers, students and supporters stood in a storm at the intersection of Topanga Canyon and Ventura boulevards, about halfway between Canoga Park High School and Woodland Hills Elementary. Motorists honked their support as they splashed past. Honking is free. The teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, are in the center of a storm, hitting the bricks after contract talks collapsed, sending nearly 30,000 edu...
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LAUSD teacher strike, Day 7: District, UTLA set to go behind closed doors again, after 11-hour bargaining on Saturday

Union and district negotiators have agreed to head back to the bargaining table Sunday after a marathon day of talks Saturday trying to end the teachers strike. Their plan is once again to pack a room inside L.A. City Hall around 11 a.m., close the double doors and bargain out of public view. Their goal is to end a strike that has so far cost the district millions of dollars in lost attendance-based revenue and kept teachers out of classrooms for five days so far. Teachers, through their union, ...
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LAUSD teacher strike, Day 7: District, UTLA locking themselves behind closed doors again, after 11-hour bargaining on Saturday

Union and district negotiators are heading back to the bargaining table Sunday after a marathon day of talks Saturday trying to end the teachers strike. Their plan is once again to pack a room inside L.A. City Hall around 11 a.m., close the double doors and bargain out of public view. Their goal is to end a strike that has so far cost the district millions of dollars in lost attendance-based revenue and kept teachers out of classrooms for five days so far. Teachers, through their union, United T...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Van Nuys, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, LA City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


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


Charter schools were once LAUSD’s ‘incubators.’ Now, they’re the competition.

While tens of thousands Los Angeles Unified School District teachers marched through Grand Park on Friday, two miles away, students inside small red and white bungalows kept working. It was a normal day for the Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, a charter school that’s nestled under a tangle of freeways in downtown Los Angeles. Charter schools like Alliance aren’t part of LAUSD. Though the district approved its charter in 2004, it operates with its own board. So students have largely been insu...
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As LAUSD teacher strike stretches on, students experiencing homelessness are hit hard

Laura Fay | LA School Report The Los Angeles teacher strike has now lasted a full week, and the work stoppage is compounding stress and uncertainty for students and families who rely on schools for meals, childcare and stability, especially for those experiencing homelessness. More than 17,000 students in L.A. Unified are classified as homeless, and the strike comes amid a federal shutdown that is threatening to cause additional crises for their families. Read full LAUSD strike coverage here The...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 6: ‘Productive’ talks to end massive walkout continue into weekend

LOS ANGELES – Negotiations between the bargaining teams from the union representing striking Los Angeles teachers and officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to resume this morning, one day after Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter that the first two days of renewed talks had been “productive.” The second day of discussions since the strike began concluded at 9:08 p.m. Friday, tweeted Garcetti, whose office is facilitating the negotiations. Today’s round of negotiatio...
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Former LAUSD board president Zimmer may be helping in talks to end teachers strike

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Unified School Board President Steve Zimmer appears to be helping facilitate  talks between district and union leaders in an effort to bring an end to a teachers strike that has extended into a fifth day. Zimmer has been working for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office as a senior adviser on education policy since September of 2017, a role he took a few months after he lost a re-election bid in May of that year to Nick Melvoin. Garcetti’s office has been mediating the la...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Zimmer, Garcetti, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Steve Zimmer, Marshall High School, Beutner


LA charter school parents and students call on CEO to negotiate with striking teachers

LOS ANGELES — Parents and students at The Accelerated Schools plan to deliver a petition to the charter school organization’s chief executive Friday, demanding an end to a teachers strike after an attempt to do the same the day before ended with him calling police. “The petition calls on (founder and CEO Johnathan) Williams and the charter school’s board of trustees to negotiate a fair contract for teachers and to end the bitter strike at the three schools.” The statement said parents and teache...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Beutner, UTLA, Johnathan Williams, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 5: Teachers head back to picket lines after marathon bargaining session overnight

LOS ANGELES – The union representing thousands of striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended a marathon bargaining session early today and scheduled another round for later this morning in an effort to end a 5-day work stoppage — the first against the school district in 30 years. A negotiating session arranged in part by Mayor Eric Garcetti with an assist from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond began at midday Thursday and ended at 12:04 this mornin...
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LAUSD School Board member Schmerelson goes his own way on Beutner’s handling of strike: ‘I couldn’t keep quiet anymore’

A Los Angeles Unified School District board member representing the West San Fernando Valley criticized Superintendent Austin Beutner’s handling of this week’s massive strike, arguing there is more money to fulfill some of the teachers’ contract demands in what has become the first walkout in the giant school system in 30 years. Board member Scott Schmerelson issued a statement this week pledging his support to teachers on the picket lines. It highlighted the rift on the school board among those...
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LA Teachers Return To The Bargaining Table In Hopes Of Ending Costly Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive. The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office “facilitating” negotiations. The announcement didn’t indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Meanwhile, the teachers’ union planned to continue its picketing for a fourth day. B...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Ap, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, LA Unified, Summer Concepcion


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...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, State, McKenna, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson


LAUSD teachers strike day 3: Everything you need to know

The LAUSD and United Teachers Los Angeles have yet to reach a deal. Here's everything you need to know about the ongoing teachers strike.
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LA Teachers Union Signals Contract Talks Resuming On 3rd Day Of Strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the Los Angeles teachers union hinted at contract talks resuming Wednesday as striking educators in the nation’s second-largest school district protested outside hundreds of schools for a third day. United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl said the union had “engaged” Mayor Eric Garcetti to help in the dispute over pay, class sizes and support staff levels that led to the first strike in 30 years and prompted the school district to staff classrooms...
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School choice must prevail in California

The outcome of the strike launched this week by United Teachers Los Angeles is surely being closely watched by unions, school districts, taxpayers and parents across the state and across the country. There’s certainly plenty at stake, not the least of which is the fiscal stability of the second-largest district in the country. District officials have warned that full acceptance of UTLA’s demands could render the district insolvent and risk a state takeover. But must be noted that beyond such an ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, New Orleans, Lausd, District, California Teachers Association, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA, California Charter Schools Association, CCSA, Caputo Pearl


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 3: Thousands of teachers heading back to picket lines as UTLA calls out district for ‘mixed messages’

LOS ANGELES — The first teachers strike to hit the Los Angeles Unified School District in 30 years goes into its third day today as thousands of educators seeking increased pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians. Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter school in South Los Angeles also went on strike — it began Tuesday — and are calling for increased teachers’ salaries and health benefits in order to bolster teacher retention. ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, South Los Angeles, LA County, Garcetti, Koreatown


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 3: Thousands of teachers heading back to picket lines

LOS ANGELES – The first teachers strike to hit the Los Angeles Unified School District in 30 years goes into its third day today as thousands of educators seeking increased pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians. Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter school in South Los Angeles also went on strike — it began Tuesday — and are calling for increased teachers’ salaries and health benefits in order to bolster teacher retention. ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, South Los Angeles, LA County, Koreatown, Wilshire Blvd


Near Koreatown, LAUSD teachers strike brings a street festival with live music, street vendors, and Socialist-funded tacos — oh, and picketing, too

If it weren’t for the picket signs, the crowd that gathered across four blocks near Little Tokyo could’ve been mistaken for a street festival. Between the bands and street vendors, protesters were dancing in drum circles and breaking into chants. But there they were, in the middle of a massive walkout: striking teachers from across the Los Angeles Unified School District, joined with some charter school teachers from The Accelerated Schools, a network of L.A. charter schools whose teachers were ...
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L.A. supervisors OK $10 million for the LAUSD to pay for more mental health counselors

As the Los Angeles teachers strike continued Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $10 million in funding for the Los Angeles Unified School District to pay for more mental health counselors in schools. As part of its contract demands, the teachers union has called for smaller class sizes as well as more nurses, counselors and librarians in schools. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who co-authored the motion along with Supervisor Hilda Solis, told reporters the teacher...
Tags: Business, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Unified School District, Solis, Hahn, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Hilda Solis, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, Beutner


LA Teacher Strike Highlights Common Challenges Facing Educators Nationwide

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts nationwide. Unlike protests that closed schools last spring in states including West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona, the strike that began Monday is unfolding in a liberal-leaning state and one of the country’s biggest cities. But it highlights common challenges facing educators across the country. Public education funding in many states has not returned t...
Tags: New York, News, California, La, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Arizona, Union, Oklahoma, American Federation Of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, Economic Policy Institute, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl


Live coverage of the LAUSD teacher strike

After last-minute negotiations to avert a strike failed, 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles union walked out Monday in the first strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1989. Follow our reporters and photographers as they cover the teachers picketing and the impact on students and schools.
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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 ...
Tags: Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, American Federation Of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Highland Ave, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl


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...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, San Pedro High School, Gipson, SAG AFTRA


L.A. Teachers Strike for First Time in 30 Years, the Nation’s Largest School Walkout

Teachers are asking for smaller classes and larger support staff. Officials say they cannot afford to say yes.
Tags: News, Strikes, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Organized Labor, Education (K-12, Los Angeles (Calif, Teachers and School Employees


Gov. Newsom hopes LAUSD teachers’ strike ends soon, but won’t take sides

California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a quick end to the Los Angeles teachers’ strike that began Monday. But Newsom’s statement Monday didn’t take sides in the dispute, and it wasn’t clear how it might influence negotiations between the 35,000-member United Teachers Los Angeles and officials of the 640,000-student L.A. Unified School District over issues that include pay and class sizes. UTLA endorsed Newsom for governor before the June 2018 primary. “This impasse is disrupting the lives of to...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Trump, United Teachers Los Angeles, Sen Graham, Newsom, Unified School District, UTLA


Massive US teachers' strike affects half million pupils

More than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles walked off the job on Monday to press their demands for better pay, smaller class sizes and more educators. The strike -- the first in 30 years -- is affecting some 500,000 students in the nation's second largest school district, with intense negotiations in past weeks failing to lead to a breakthrough. "Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state that's blue (Democrat) as...
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L.A. Teachers’ Strike Updates: 500,000 Students at 900 Schools Affected

Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school system are asking for smaller classes and larger support staff. Officials say they cannot afford to say yes.
Tags: News, Strikes, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Organized Labor, Education (K-12, Los Angeles (Calif, Teachers and School Employees