Christopher Weber Associated Press Published 11:46 AM EST Jan 9, 2019 Los Angeles – 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. Supreme Court. United Teachers Los Angeles said its 35,000 members would walk off the job for the first time in 30 years if a deal isn’t reached on higher pay and smaller class sizes. The Los Angeles Unified School District says the union’s demands could bankrupt the school system, which is projecting a half-billion-dollar deficit this budget year and has billions obligated for pension payments and health coverage for retired teachers. Negotiations are continuing, but little progress is evident. The two sides rejected Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s offer to broker a deal. Thousands of teachers took to … [Read more...] about Teacher strike looms for 2nd-largest US school district
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Steven Rich and John Woodrow Cox, The Washington Post Published 10:54 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Gabrielle Woody, center, with her children, MaKenzie, right, and Kayden Imes at their DC Prep Charter Elementary School campus in Washington, D.C. Gabrielle Woody, center, with her children, MaKenzie, right, and Kayden Imes at their DC Prep Charter Elementary School campus in Washington, D.C. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Bill O'Leary Photo: Washington Post Photo By Bill O'Leary Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Gabrielle Woody, center, with her children, MaKenzie, right, and Kayden Imes at their DC Prep Charter Elementary School campus in Washington, D.C. Gabrielle Woody, center, with her children, MaKenzie, right, and Kayden Imes at their DC Prep Charter … [Read more...] about Numerous school lockdowns are traumatizing kids
In Washington County, voters elected appointed Sheriff Dan Starry, as well as new mayors in Afton, Forest Lake and Woodbury, where longtime mayors decided not to run for re-election. Incumbent mayors in Bayport, Lakeland, Lake St. Croix Beach, Oakdale and Scandia fended off challenges. WASHINGTON COUNTY With 92 percent of the votes tallied, Starry, who was appointed to the position last year, was winning his first election as sheriff with 58 percent of the vote. Starry, 47, a longtime veteran of the department, defeated Paul Hoppe, a Scandia resident who serves as director of public safety in Wyoming, Minn. In District 2, Commissioner Stan Karwoski held off a challenge from Woodbury City Council member Julie Ohs. Karwoski, 61, the former mayor of Oakdale, won with 57 percent of the vote with 16 of 17 precincts recorded; Ohs received 43 percent. The district includes Oakdale, Birchwood Village, Mahtomedi, Willernie, Pine Springs, Landfall and parts of Woodbury and White Bear Lake. … [Read more...] about Washington County election results: Dan Starry holds off sheriff challenge; five incumbent mayors re-elected
Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post Published 12:40 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 This is a photo released by the Shelby County Detention Center in Shelbyville Ky., shows Dylan Jarrell, who has been charged with harassing communications and terroristic threatening in relation to a threat against schools in Shelby and Anderson counties. Jarrell, 20, was arrested Thursday evening, Oct. 18, 2018, and authorities found a firearm, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine and a detailed plan of attack in his possession, state police said. (Shelby County Detention Center via AP) less This is a photo released by the Shelby County Detention Center in Shelbyville Ky., shows Dylan Jarrell, who has been charged with harassing communications and terroristic threatening in relation to a threat ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about A woman reported a racist Facebook message. She may have helped stop a school shooting.
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local):6:55 p.m.Officials have canceled classes at schools in the Santa Fe Independent School District through at least Tuesday in the wake of a shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead, most of them students.In a statement posted on the district website, officials indicated that no plan has been made for resuming classes.Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis is charged with capital murder in the shooting rampage. A judge denied him bond at a court hearing Friday evening.___6:30 p.m.A judge has denied bond for the 17-year-old accused of killing 10 people and wounding 10 others at a Texas high school.Dimitrios Pagourtzis made his initial court appearance Friday evening via closed circuit video from the Galveston County Jail. The judge also took Pagourtzis' application for a court-appointed attorney.Pagourtzis has been charged with capital murder in the Friday morning shooting … [Read more...] about The Latest: Santa Fe School District cancels classes through Tuesday following shooting