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February 14, 2001 | From Times staff and wire reports
Los Angeles teachers are voting this week on whether to ratify a new contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District. The more than 43,000 members of United Teachers-Los Angeles started casting ballots Monday at schools across the district. The voting will conclude today. Union officials will tally the ballots Thursday. The three-year contract would give teachers average pay increases of 11.5%, retroactive to July 1.
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February 5, 2001 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
Testing with teeth is the wave of the future for students in U.S. schools. Local districts in a dozen states now require students to pass standardized tests to be promoted from at least certain key grades--ending the long-standing practice of moving kids along each year even if they haven't mastered the course work. Also, 24 states now require high school seniors to pass an exit exam to receive their diplomas. Mostly this has been a positive trend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District and the Manhattan Beach Unified Teachers Assn. have reached a tentative two-year salary agreement that would give teachers a pay raise of 8.9%. Teachers association members are expected to ratify the agreement this week, moving their base pay from $35,500 to $37,800 a year. The highest salaries would move from $63,600 to $72,000.
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October 3, 2000 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two years of acrimonious contract negotiations, Orange Unified School District's teachers overwhelmingly ratified the latest offer Monday but at the same time voiced a lack of faith in the school board. Ending what have been widely regarded as the most contentious teacher contract negotiations in the state, 76% of teachers voted to accept a package that gives raises ranging from 1% for new faculty members to 21% for the most experienced ones.
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September 25, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles teachers union faces a dilemma. Should the same union that is fighting efforts to link pay to performance in contract negotiations participate in a state program that will award hefty bonuses to teachers who raise test scores? Some union members say that teachers should refuse the state money, which in some cases could be as much as $25,000. But United Teachers-Los Angeles President Day Higuchi disagrees. "If we were able to stop the state in some way, we would.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of teachers in at least 10 Orange County school districts are getting double-digit raises this year, thanks to new cash from the state and a growing teacher shortage that is forcing districts to fight for qualified instructors. The raises handed out in Orange County mirror a trend across California, but teachers here are seeing particularly large increases, said Dale Martin, a spokeswoman for the California Teachers' Assn. The reason for the raises is simple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2000 | DOUG SMITH and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
Los Angeles Schools Supt. Roy Romer on Thursday presented teachers with a new contract proposal offering salary increases that would total about 20% over the next three years, slightly more than what the teachers are demanding for the first year of a new contract. After weeks of negotiations, the union's most recent offer was for a salary increase of 18.8% this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2000 | ALEX KATZ
Teachers in Orange Unified want to vote on the school district's latest salary proposal for the upcoming school year, according to the results of a union referendum released late Wednesday. The district's final salary proposal would mean substantial raises for some veteran teachers and much smaller raises for beginning teachers. It also would raise the costs of health care benefits for some teachers.
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