UTLA gearing up for SCOTUS Friederichs decision, whatever it is
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association, a 2013 case with huge implications for unions’ nationwide in their ability to collect dues, the Los Angeles teachers union, UTLA, is gearing up for whatever the justices decide. A victory by the plaintiffs would reverse a decades-old precedent, Abood...
By Hayley Fox | July 21, 2015
LA Unified schools soon to come alive with the sound of music
Los Angeles’ schools are alive with the sound of music, or at least, they will be come fall when LA Unified’s new-and-improved arts budget is put into practice. Last week, the school board approved the district’s 2015-2016 spending plan, which allocates $26.5 million to arts education, said Rory Pullens, executive director of arts education for the...
By Hayley Fox | June 29, 2015
Another LAUSD year is ending, but summer school is starting
As LA Unified students throw aside their books and backpacks on Thursday, the last day of school this year, they will be quick to pick them up again as summer session begins June 15, less than two weeks after the academic year ends. This break-neck start to summer programming is due to the early start...
By Hayley Fox | June 2, 2015