Teachers statewide joining the Red for Ed movement in support of higher pay, smaller class sizes and other changes.
Show of strength by United Teachers Los Angeles despite efforts to weaken it by depriving it of union fees.
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.
California's largest school district joins the "Red for Ed" movement that until now has mobilized teachers in mostly Republican states.
Teachers throughout the state are organizing as labor negotiations stall and school districts edge closer to strikes.
Strikes in low-paying states opened the public's eyes. In California, where teachers are among nation's highest paid – cost of living aside – Education Next's 2018 poll found more support for raising overall funding than teacher pay.
Inspired by successful strikes in other states, teachers from Southern California to the Bay Area are threatening fall strikes.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
The issue: Can targeted dollars fund across-the-board teacher raises?
Study finds the gap reaches 17 percent and 11 percent in total compensation.
Memo drops unequivocal restrictions on money intended for high-needs students.
Law imposes barrier to using funds aimed for poor kids and English learners.