Black History Month Resources

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, NEA and AFT offers a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

Measure EE: Tough loss but our movement will win

We want to start by appreciating you, UTLA members. Many of you participated in precinct walks, community events, phone banks, and making sure to vote and take family and friends with you. All of that said, a loss is always disappointing, and the results with Measure EE are no different.

John Rogers, UCLA professor, Endorses Measure EE

On Tuesday, Los Angeles voters will have a unique opportunity to bring much-needed resources to our city’s public schools. I support Measure EE because as a professor of education at UCLA, I know that Los Angeles schools are underfunded.

President's Perspective
Corporate greed or the funding our schools need?

There is one overwhelming punchline for all of us between now and June 4: We need to vote, we need to get others to vote, and we need to precinct walk to pass Measure EE. Jackie Goldberg’s 71% to 29% landslide victory on May 14 was a watershed moment.

ISCA to close after 28 years of leading Lesson Design Study to members

After guiding and supporting teachers to conduct teaching as lesson research in the form of UTLA Lesson Design Study for 28 years, Charlotte Higuchi NBCT has retired as ISCA director. Instead Day Higuchi will lead a 3 salary-point Lesson Design Study course at UTLA for a nominal fee.

President's Perspective
Bring the passion of our strike to passing Measure EE

We’ve spent our careers explaining that public education is chronically underfunded. Enough is enough. For the first time in my career, and in yours, we are on offense against underfunding. Measure EE, on the local ballot on June 4 that would bring $500 million to our schools. 

Charter News
Two more Alliance schools choose to unionize with UTLA

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, an overwhelming majority of the educators at two Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Morgan Mckinzie and ESAT, filed cards with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), authorizing United Teachers Los Angeles as their union.

The activism spark: ‘If we all unite, they cannot break us’

The first time I heard of Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles was through Cesar Castrejon, an organizer at ACCE who led a meeting at my Parent Center at Tenth Street Elementary School. He shared a lot of information about what teachers were fighting for, and he told us that LAUSD has a $1.86 billion reserve that was not being used.