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LAUSD approves contract county calls ‘not sustainable’

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a new labor contract with the teachers’ union Jan. 29, despite a warning from the county that the agreement “is not sustainable on an ongoing basis.” The county Office of Education, which oversees the finances of local school districts, found that Read More…

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King’s oldest son recalls his father during local talk

LOS ANGELES — On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday Jan. 15, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the celebrated civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Cedar Sinai Medical Center’s Harvey Morse Auditorium, taking people on a stirring journey through his childhood, his father’s legacy and his vision for Read More…

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Marathon negotiation session could end teachers’ strike

LOS ANGELES — Union leaders and administrators with the Los Angeles Unified School District announced a tentative deal Jan. 22 that could send teachers back to the classroom, ending the first Los Angeles teachers strike in 30 years. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl joined Mayor Eric Garcetti at Read More…