Friday, March 1, 2019
On Friday, the Oakland Unified School District reached a tentative agreement with the teachers union that would end the 7-day strike. This week, Louis and John provide an update on the agreement, which is expected to be voted on by the union membership this weekend.
Striking teachers in Los Angeles and Oakland have drawn attention to the critical shortage of school nurses in a state with one of the nation’s highest student to nurse ratios. Melinda Landau, who runs San Jose Unified’s health and family support program, explains what one district is doing to attract and retain nurses.
And Cory Koedel, author of a study on California school pension costs, gives a preview of what he and other panelists will discuss at an EdSource webinar on Wednesday, March 6 from 1 to 2 pm on the pension predicament. (You can sign up here).
- Tentative agreement reached in Oakland Unified teachers’ strike
- Even when districts want more school nurses, they have trouble finding them
- Gov. Newsom proposes to chip away at mountain of pension liability and ease school districts’ burden
- State, new teachers to pay more to shore up state teachers pension fund
- Oakland Unified discloses improved contract after protesters shut down board meeting