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Thousands of teachers march in the rain through Los Angeles, California on January 14, 2019, on the first day of the first teachers strike in 30 years targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). - Teachers of the LAUSD, the second largest public school district in the US, are …

Photos: Thousands of L.A. Teachers March on Strike

Educators and parents wearing ponchos and rain boots and carrying umbrellas gathered downtown to march from City Hall to district headquarters in the pouring rain, pressing for higher pay and smaller class sizes that the district says could bankrupt the school system with 640,000 students.

Student Leo Rittner Solomon, 6, front left, and parent Hilda Rodriguez Guzman, right, react as United Teachers Los Angeles president and teacher Alex Caputo-Pearl announces the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike at a news conference in Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. With no new discussions scheduled, …

Los Angeles Teachers Strike for First Time in Three Decades

Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district will strike Monday after the United Teachers Los Angeles and educators failed to reach a last-ditch bargaining agreement on higher wages and class sizes. 

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California’s Gavin Newsom Proposes Tax on Drinking Water in First Budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed his first budget for the state on Friday, and it includes a tax on drinking water. The budget, titled “California for All,” declares drinking water a “fundamental right,” and adds: “The Budget includes short-term measures

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California Lawmaker Wants to Get Rid of Paper Receipts

A California lawmaker is looking to flex his legislative muscle to pass a bill that would get rid of all paper receipts in the state, saying the paper trail they leave produces too much waste.

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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.