Report: Mid-career teachers struggle with paltry salaries
Mid-career and late-career teachers are not earning what they deserve, nor are they able to gain the salaries that support a middle-class existence, concludes a new report on teacher salaries from the Washington-based research group, the Center for American Progress. Even mid- and late-career teachers in states with some of the high salaries are grappling...
By LA School Report | August 8, 2014
LA Unified reaches agreement with principals, police, teamsters
At least the principals won’t be going on strike. The Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) overwhelming ratified new labor contracts with LA Unified for two groups of employees, ensuring that school leaders will remain on campus even as district teachers continue negotiations and threaten to walk off the job. “It’s as decisive as it...
By Vanessa Romo | July 30, 2014
JUST IN: LAUSD sweetens contract offer to teachers union
In a new contract proposal to the teachers union, UTLA, LA Unified is offering a three-year package with annual raises of at least 2 percent and a plan to re-hire 3,000 teachers who have been laid off in recent years. The latest offer adds two years to the length of the contract initially offered to...
By Vanessa Romo | July 21, 2014
LAUSD board approves labor deals — but not yet for teachers
The LA Unified School Board yesterday unanimously approved labor contracts for four of its major union partners, all of which would put (at least a little) more cash in the pockets of employees after years of devastating budget cuts and furlough days. The district signed off on deals with Service Employees International Union Local 99...
By Vanessa Romo | July 2, 2014
LA Unified teachers, on average, rank 5th nationally in salary
* UPDATED LA Unified teachers are the fifth-highest paid among the nation’s 10 largest school districts, according to the latest data collected by the National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The top four districts for paying teachers with a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience are Chicago ($62,046), New York ( $52,278), Hawaii ($50,728)...
By Yana Gracile | June 23, 2014