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Deal Or No Deal, LA Teachers Strike Will Continue Tuesday

Why? Well, even if the teachers union and L.A. Unified reach an agreement, union members would still have to vote on it.

LAUSD Principals Ask District To Close Schools During Strike. District Says 'No'

As if trouble from one union wasn't enough, LAUSD now faces a second group of angry workers.

The Class Size Conundrum At The Heart Of LAUSD's Teachers Strike

If LAUSD could scare up more money, is class-size reduction the best way to spend it?

Most LAUSD Students Did Not Go To School On Monday

At a press conference Tuesday morning, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said the district did not have plans to negotiate.

LA Teachers Set To Strike Monday After Union Rejects New LAUSD Offer. No Weekend Talks Planned

LAUSD proposed spending $130 million on targeted class size reductions in certain schools and grade levels, an increase from the $105 million it had previously offered.

It's Official. LAUSD Teachers Are Allowed To Strike On Monday

A teachers strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District can go forward on Monday, Jan. 14, a judge ruled Thursday.

Pre-Strike Chaos: County Sounds Alarm About LAUSD's Budget And Strike Date Is Now Moving Target

Short version? Negotiations didn't result in a new contract. The teachers union moved its date to stop working (and LAUSD is trying to delay it more). Oh, and L.A. County is sending in a fiscal monitor.

LA Teachers Union Has Pushed Possible Strike Date To Monday

Less than a day before its original strike date, LAUSD's teachers union pushed its work-stoppage date to Jan. 14.

Latest LAUSD Offer Won't Prevent A Teachers Strike -- But Talks Will Continue

UTLA also made its first concessions in months. Talks will continue Wednesday.

LAUSD Teachers Strike May Be Delayed By A Few Days

The union will ask a judge whether it could strike on Jan. 10, as planned, or must wait until Jan. 14.

LAUSD Tries To Block Special Education Teachers From Striking

The district is asking a federal court to block some, but not all, teachers union members from striking.

LAUSD Teachers Have Set A Date To Go On Strike

Teachers union leaders announced they will call a strike on Jan. 10 if they haven't reached a contract agreement with LAUSD by then.

Negotiator to Teachers: Take the Raise LAUSD Is Offering

Surprise! It's less than what the teacher's wanted -- barely.

Will The Key Endorsements For LAUSD's Open 'Latino Seat' Go To White Candidates?

To some, the prospect that Latinos might be shut out of the three largest endorsements ought to put L.A.'s progressive credentials in question.

A Field Guide To The March 2019 Primary Election For LAUSD School Board

Big money, charters-versus-unions, and race-driven redistricting -- welcome to another LAUSD grudge match.

Time's Running Out To Prevent An LAUSD Teachers Strike

Deadlines and winter break loom large as LAUSD and the union try to avoid a strike.

Charter School Advocates Spent Tons Of Money On This Election -- And They Still Lost Their Biggest Races

They shelled out $62 million but it wasn't enough to win the race for governor and state schools superintendent.

LAUSD Makes New Offer To Teachers Union. Union Leaders Call It A 'Trojan Horse'

The provision union leaders object to would lock in larger class sizes than the union wants and grant LAUSD officials even greater latitude to increase class sizes in the future.

Why The LAUSD Superintendent's Calendar Matters To The School District's Strike-Ready Teachers

Reading the tea leaves on what's really behind the release of Austin Beutner's calendars by the teacher's union that's in the middle of contentious contract negotiations.

Public School Kids Did A Little Better This Year On Statewide Tests. See Those Scores

Most students still fall short of the state's expectations in both English and math -- and racial "achievement gaps" remain wide.

LAUSD's Leader Wants To 'Manage Out' Bad Teachers. But Does The District Know Which Ones Are Bad?

The vast majority of LAUSD teachers "meet" or "exceed standards" on their evaluations, according to new numbers -- but are those numbers right?

Why LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner Wants To Talk About Teacher Quality Right Now

Beutner's answer: focusing only on the issues at dispute in contract negotiations sidelines other worthy conversations.

Could LAUSD Seriously Be Taken Over For Overspending?

The 'window of opportunity is closing to address the district's fiscal challenges,' a county official recently warned.

LAUSD Teachers Just Voted To Strike. It's Still Not Clear If -- Or When -- They'd Walk

Weeks or months could still pass before UTLA leaders actually call for a walkout.

Why LAUSD's 30,000 Teachers Have Gone On Strike

Breaking down the broken-down contract talks that have teachers in the nation's second-largest school district on picket lines. The lives of nearly half a million LAUSD students have been disrupted.

LAUSD Parents Endure Another Back-To-School Ritual: Bus Delays

LAUSD transports more than 43,000 students each day. At the beginning of the year, it can take 2-3 weeks to get the kinks worked out.

This LAUSD Board Seat Will Stay Empty Until Next Spring. Who Looks Out For The Schools Until Then?

It looks increasingly likely that voters in controversial Ref Rodriguez's former district will be without a voice until that election is over.

This Doctor Treats LAUSD's Newly Arrived Immigrants. She Was Once One Of Them

As a child, a border once separated Claudia Martin from her mother. The experience shapes how she digested this summer's news from the border -- and how she treats her patients.

99,000 LAUSD Students Have No Representative On The School Board. Here's Why That Matters

Board members don't just set big-picture policy. They're also advocates for the regions they represent.

Did Meeting Between LAUSD & Teachers Union Leaders Make A Strike Less Likely? Depends On Who You Ask

The encounter comes about a week before teachers begin a vote to authorize a possible strike.

Activists Fighting LAUSD's Random Search Policy Gain An Ally: L.A.'s Top Lawyer

The City Attorney has recommended LAUSD pause all its random student searches

More Than 30,000 LAUSD Teachers Will Decide This Month If They Want To Strike

If the rank-and-file approves, teachers union leaders would then be empowered to call the first strike the district has seen since 1989.

Ref Rodriguez Pleads Guilty To Felony And Misdemeanor Charges, Resigns From LAUSD Board

Rodriguez faced criminal charges for alleged political money laundering. Now, he's giving up his seat as part of a plea deal.

Embattled LAUSD Board Member Ref Rodriguez Close To Reaching A Deal On Campaign Finance Questions. Here's How We Got Here.

Rodriguez is having a bad year. We put together this guide to help you catch up.

Could LAUSD Tax Its Way Out Of A Budget Crisis? Better Question: Will Voters Let Them?

LAUSD officials don't think enough 2018 voters will support a tax hike, internal memo shows.

LA's Schools Are Segregated. LAUSD Says There's Only So Much They Can Do

White parents still want to live near mostly-white schools and, in L.A., most Latino kids still live in overwhelmingly Latino neighborhoods.

LAUSD Teachers Just Took Their First Step Toward A Possible Strike

Their union has declared an "impasse" after months of protracted contract talks.

The Day California's Biggest Unions Have Been Dreading Is Here. Are They Ready?

Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory union fees was a massive blow to public sector unions. But many saw the blow coming. The question is whether, even with all that lead time, unions are ready for what happens next.

The LA Unified School District Is Rapidly Running Out Of Money. Wait, Check That — LAUSD Is Maybe Actually Flush With Extra Cash?

Budgets are hard enough to read when everyone agrees what the numbers on the pages mean. But in L.A. Unified, two very different narratives have emerged about the $8.2 billion budget the district's school board approved Tuesday by a 6-1 vote.