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Teachers, parents and students picket under the rain in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A new round of contract negotiations began between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides were sitting down Thursday for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether any new contract offers would be on the table. Union officials tempered expectations, saying a quick deal was unlikely. District officials have said teacher demands could bankrupt the school system. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 17, 2019 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain. The announcement that the two sides would sit down for the first time in nearly a week didn't indicate whether...
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School teachers protest in central Athens, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Hundreds of striking Greek civil servants, mostly school teachers, are marching through central Athens to protest the proposed new hiring criteria for state school teachers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 17, 2019 - 6:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building,...
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Elementary students, from right, Sawyer Mack is joined by his sisters, Capri and Kaya in support of a teachers strike in front of Hamilton High School in Los Angeles on Wed. Jan. 16, 2019. Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as tens of thousands of teachers planned to walk picket lines for a third day Wednesday, after being joined on strike for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
January 16, 2019 - 9:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers and officials in the nation's second-largest school district agreed Wednesday to resume contract negotiations in the midst of a strike that sent tens of thousands of educators onto the streets. Both sides will resume bargaining at noon Thursday at City Hall, the office...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Karen Pence smiles as she gives a tour of the holiday decorations at the Vice President's residence in Washington. It’s back to school for Karen Pence. Mrs. Pence began teaching art to elementary students at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 16, 2019 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for employees is drawing criticism from the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group. The office of the vice president's wife said it was...
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Alessandro Niculescu, 10, holds up a sign in the rain during a teacher strike outside John Marshall High School, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 14, 2019 - 10:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kathleen Whitehead vowed to keep her 14-year-old daughter home Tuesday, after the teen reported not learning much the day earlier at a Los Angeles high school staffed by a skeleton crew of substitutes as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job in the nation's second-...
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Thousands of teachers and supporters hold signs in the rain during a rally Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in three decades after contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district, but schools stayed open with the help of substitutes and district officials said students were learning. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 14, 2019 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A skeleton crew of substitutes welcomed students to Los Angeles schools Monday as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job for the first time in three decades, but parents wondered how much their kids were learning in the nation's second-largest school district. Educators...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally against the nation's second-largest school district in downtown Los Angeles. A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is all but inevitable starting Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 14, 2019 - 7:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district. Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted last year...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 photo, thousands of teachers rally against the nation's second-largest school district in downtown Los Angeles. A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is all but inevitable starting Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. The teachers' union rejected a new offer Friday from the LA Unified School District after hours of talks. United Teachers Los Angeles called the district proposal "woefully inadequate." With no new talks scheduled, pickets are likely to begin at 7 a.m. as teachers push for a raise and lower class sizes. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 13, 2019 - 2:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new...
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United Teachers Los Angeles union representative Julie Van Winkle, right, holds a photograph with a class of 39 students covering their faces to avoid the need of parental releases, during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is still planned for Monday after a union rejected a new offer from the nation's second-largest school district and declared an impasse following 21 months of increasingly heated negotiations. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
January 11, 2019 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is still planned for Monday after a union rejected a new offer from the nation's second-largest school district and declared an impasse following 21 months of increasingly heated negotiations. After hours of new talks Friday, the union...
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Manuela Panjoj, 42-year-old mother of five children, holds a sign during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. The union representing teachers in Los Angeles has postponed the start of a possible strike until Monday because of uncertainty over whether a judge would order a delay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 09, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation's second-largest school district, postponed the start of a strike until Monday because of the possibility of a court-ordered delay. United Teachers Los Angeles previously said its 35,000...
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