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United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA)
August 10, 2020
Los Angeles is ground zero for the interpretation of California’s new charter schools law
Charter schools and district leaders in Los Angeles are at odds over a law giving districts more authority to reject charter schools.
August 3, 2020
Los Angeles Unified reaches deal with teachers over distance learning while other districts struggle to finalize plans
As L.A. Unified finalized its distance learning plans, Oakland Unified and other districts were still negotiating with their teachers.
June 24, 2020
Pandemic reveals how much California needs more community schools
Model expands the ability of schools to support students and their families in multiple ways.
Julio Angel Alicea
June 24, 2020
Measures to defund, reform Los Angeles school police rejected by school board
Disappointing activists, L.A. Unified rejected motions to reform school police, including one to cut the department’s funding by 90%.
May 20, 2020
Students, parents need more say in how distance learning is implemented
Transition to distance learning might have been less bumpy if parents and students were consulted.
Evelyn G. Alemán
May 4, 2020
Can California schools put safety measures in place in time to open early? Many district leaders skeptical
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
Diana Lambert And John Fensterwald
April 13, 2020
Los Angeles plans for virtual summer school as district officially ends in-person classes for rest of school year
LA Unified schools is planning to offer virtual summer school to all students to make up for lost learning as the district officially ends in-person instruction for this school year and offers online learning.
April 9, 2020
LA Unified, teachers’ union reach agreement over distance learning guidelines
Teachers have flexibility under the deal, which outlines how distance learning will continue for the rest of the school year.
March 4, 2020
Los Angeles school board races appear headed for runoff elections
Jackie Goldberg is headed toward reelection to the Los Angeles school board, but two other races likely won't be decided until the fall.
February 26, 2020
Charter school politics still in play in LA Unified school board elections
A majority of school board seats in Los Angeles are on the ballot next week in a crucial election for the state’s largest school district.
June 5, 2019
Los Angeles voters decisively reject parcel tax that would have raised $500 million annually for schools
In major setback for efforts to salvage LA Unified's finances, Measure EE fails to get even half of voters' support, falling far short of the two-thirds threshold needed for victory.
June 3, 2019
To pass parcel tax, Los Angeles Unified will need to break with history
Only about 1 in 8 districts in California have ever passed a parcel tax. Most of those districts don't have much in common with LAUSD.
May 22, 2019
Jackie Goldberg pushes parcel tax measure at LAUSD board swearing-in ceremony
Swearing-in ceremony to a seat on the Los Angeles school board becomes opportunity for Jackie Goldberg to urge support for parcel tax.
February 19, 2019
California’s school funding flaws make it difficult for districts to meet teacher demands
As Oakland teachers prepare for a strike, a state arbitrator points to a range of factors, such as basing state funding on attendance rather than enrollments, a disproportionate concentration of charter schools in urban districts and high special education and pension costs as potential stumbling blocks to reaching an agreement not only in Oakland but in other districts experiencing labor turmoil.