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L.A. Teachers Enter Week 2 of Strike, As Talks Continue

Los Angeles teachers are still on strike as of Tuesday morning, after negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) came closer to an agreement over the long weekend.

LAUSD teachers' strike (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike Fueled by Radical #RedForEd ‘Propaganda’ Movement

However, Rebecca Friedrichs, who spearheaded a national movement to wrest control of public schools from teachers’ unions, writes at the Orange County Register that the #RedForEd walkouts – which played prominently last year in the Arizona teachers’ strike, as well as others – are “deceptively promoted as a ‘grassroots movement’ led by teachers.”

A school bus arrives with students as teachers and their supporters picket outside John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, California on the first day of the teachers' strike, on January 14, 2019. - Teachers of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest public school district in …

Los Angeles Braces for Massive Teachers’ Strike Thursday

The losers in the dispute: the children, who are underserved by a district that already struggles to meet basic educational standards; and the working poor, who have few child care options when children are not in school.

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LAUSD President Charged with Conspiracy, Perjury

The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and his cousin were each charged with conspiracy and perjury related to alleged improper donations to campaign funds.

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Parents Outraged over Budget Cuts at School for Being ‘Too White’

Parents of students at a North Hollywood middle school are livid after being informed that their school is suffering disproportionate budget cuts that could force layoffs and increase class sizes simply because the school has too high a population of white students.

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L.A. Teachers Hype Pre-Inauguration Tweetstorm Against Trump

Armed with the hashtag #SchoolTrump, the Los Angeles teachers union announced a tweetstorm and school-site protests across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), directed at President-Elect Donald Trump, to take place the day before his inauguration.

President-elect Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos shake hands at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. ()

Public High School Principal Charged $100k to School Credit Card

The principal of a Woodland Hills-based non-profit charter high school that receives close to $32 million annually in public funding is under fire for charging more than $100,000 of indulgences on his school-issued American Express credit card over the course of two years.

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Eric Garcetti: One Free College Year for LAUSD Grads

During his annual State of the City address on Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Los Angeles will commit to providing every graduate of the Los Angeles Unified School District with one free year of community college.

Eric Garcetti (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Bomb Scare Near U.S. Army Center in Los Angeles

A suspicious package discovered near the United States Army National Guard Recruiter prompted a bomb scare and the closure of several streets in West Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.

LAPD Bomb Squad (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Exclusive: Former Houghton Mifflin Exec Reveals How Pearson Unfairly Won the LAUSD iPad Deal

A former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) executive reveals in a Project Veritas undercover investigation how textbook publishing giant Pearson Education won the $1.3 billion contract to put Common Core-curriculum-loaded iPads into the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), despite the fact that other publishers outpaced Pearson in their bids for the contract.

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LAPD’s Charlie Beck Pushes Back against Criticism

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is defending Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon Cortines’s decision to close the district’s schools on Tuesday because of an emailed threat.

LAPD Charlie Beck (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

L.A. Schools Closed Due to Terror Threat; Update: Hoax?

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced Tuesday morning that all of its schools will be closed for the day due to a terror threat. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a bomb threat was called in to a school board member, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Teacher’s Huckleberry Finn Joke Leads to Investigation, Firing

On Tuesday, a nationally recognized teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District was fired in a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles Board of Education after a joke about Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn led to a broader investigation.

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Teachers Union Crashes Broad Museum Opening

On Sunday morning, public school teachers, panicked and angry over billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad’s ambitious plans to expand charter schools, picketed the opening of his new art museum.

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