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The Latest: Los Angeles Teachers Strike Enters 2nd day
January 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Los Angeles Unified School District officials are urging teachers to return to the bargaining table as the strike by educators enters its second day. ... read more »
Teacher Strike Looms for Second-Largest US School District
January 9, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. ... read more »
Compromise Is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 27, 2018
The teacher’s union is threatening to strike because it says current conditions are unbearable. They say teacher’s salaries have not kept up with cost of living increases; over crowded classes with 40 or more students makes quality instruction impossible.  And they say they need more ancillary help: nurses, social workers and librarians in every school. ... read more »
Compromise is the Best Solution for Our Kids in Battle Between LAUSD Teachers and Administration
December 20, 2018
It’s easy to know which side to pick when villains dress in all black and sport five o’clock shadows. But rarely is life that simple. During my legal career, I’ve found there’s often a gray area—no archetypical bad guy—only two opposing sides with competing interests.  That’s where we find ourselves right now in the ongoing battle between LA Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). And although neither side has indicated a willingness to capitulate on their respective positions, my years of experience as a litigator and children’s rights advocate lead me to conclude that in this epic battle, putting our kids first means each side must compromise. ... read more »
Schools Fail Black Students, Why Are We Silent?
December 20, 2018
In a previous column, Schools Fail Black Students, So Why Are We Silent? (Nov. 2008), I   described barriers in LAUSD that contributed to a failure of the district to properly educate Black students. Substantially ... read more »
Study Reveals Disproportionate Police Interaction for Black Kids
November 1, 2018
The recently released “Policing Our Students” report revealed that there has been a significant disparity in police interactions with black elementary and middle school students. The report, ... read more »
L.A. Area Chamber and UNITE-LA’S Annual College & Career Convention
November 1, 2018
17th annual convention helps thousands of local, low-income students plan for college and maximize federal and state financial aid  The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, ... read more »
Verizon Donates iPads to South L.A. Middle School Students
October 4, 2018
In addition to the iPads, the students were treated to a technology fair where they obtaining hands-on learning experience ... read more »
Bakewell Media Presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul
September 27, 2018
Bakewell Media presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, in partnership with Mothers in Action and produced by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm on historic Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more »
LAUSD Teachers Overwhelmingly Vote to Authorize Strike
September 6, 2018
The district has contended that the union's offer would increase the LAUSD's existing $500 million deficit in the current school year by another $813 million. It also claims the district's existing $1.2 billion reserve fund cannot be used to cover the union demands since it is already being used to offset the existing budget shortfall. ... read more »
LAUSD Reaches $22 Million Settlement with Molested Students
August 31, 2018
Nine sexual molestation victims of a former youth services coach employed by Los Angeles Unified for a program that took place after classes at Cahuenga Elementary and seven more similar victims of a former football coach at Franklin High School settled their claims for a collective $22 million, their lawyers announced today. ... read more »
Memorial Planned for Dr. Harriette F. Williams
August 29, 2018
Dr. Harriette F. Williams, a notable Los Angeles educator and community leader, passed away at her home on July 28. She was 88-years-old. A self-described “happy volunteer,” Harriette was acclaimed for her distinguished 40-year career at LAUSD, ... read more »
Report Illustrates Importance of Preventing Black Male School Suspension
August 23, 2018
A recently released report, conducted by three education professors at San Diego State University and UCLA, revealed disturbing data about black student suspension. ... read more »
 Mediator Appointed in Teachers’ Contract Talks With LAUSD 
August 9, 2018
The union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers has announced that a state mediator has been appointed to oversee contract negotiations between the union and the district as talks between the two sides remain stalled.  ... read more »
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