February 12, 2019
For months the district warned it needed to cut $30 million from its 2019-20 budget. When a plan to cut a lower amount came before them, the board put off a vote amid complaints that members didn't know how the cuts would impact students and schools. About 100 staffers, most from the central office, are slated to lose their jobs.
February 5, 2019
Oakland teachers voted overwhelmingly to support a strike if their union can't negotiate a new contract. They rallied Tuesday outside Oakland city hall and won support from the city council which has no authority to settle the contract dispute with the Oakland Unified School District. A strike can not legally occur until after Feb. 15 when a neutral fact-finding report is expected to be issued.
January 29, 2019
The California Teachers Association and other public employee unions have turned to dues contracts to sustain membership revenues that the U.S. Supreme Court put jeopardy in the Janus decision. Now there's a new round of lawsuits.
January 27, 2019
Gov. Newsom proposes to chip away at mountain of pension liability and ease school districts' burden
The state will absorb $700 million of school districts' additional payments to CalSTRS for the final two years of the higher payments required to restore the pension fund's financial health.
January 24, 2019
Show of strength by United Teachers Los Angeles despite efforts to weaken it by depriving it of union fees.
January 18, 2019
In most LAUSD middle schools, the largest core classes have 37 kids — and can sometimes be as large as 46.
January 16, 2019
Beyond higher pay and smaller classes, charter debate is undercurrent of teachers strike in Los Angeles
Union leaders at Los Angeles Unified are concerned that the growth of charter schools has come at the expense of dollars for district schools and the teachers working in them.
January 14, 2019
California's largest school district joins the "Red for Ed" movement that until now has mobilized teachers in mostly Republican states.
January 13, 2019
Oakland Unified looks to higher teacher pay to improve student learning as teachers threaten to strike
Teachers' union has threatened to strike after rejecting the district's offer of a 5 percent salary increase. Both sides must first participate in a fact-finding with a three-member independent panel.
December 21, 2018
Teachers throughout the state are organizing as labor negotiations stall and school districts edge closer to strikes.
December 13, 2018
Some states have successfully expanded both access and the quality of their preschool programs. Here’s what some early learning advocates and researchers say California could learn from them.
November 7, 2018
High-spending campaign for a job with little power but a big megaphone comes down to wire.
October 29, 2018
San Juan Unified is one of the California school districts making investments in its teacher evaluation system. The district adopted a System of Professional Growth in 2016 that focuses on feedback and mentoring of teachers who are being evaluated.
October 25, 2018
The governor wants California Supreme Court to give public agencies, like school districts, the ability to change pension benefits for current workers in hard times.