LA teachers union, school district team to seek state money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers returned to work last Wednesday after contentious negotiations ended with a new contract and a commitment by the union and the district to work together to get more state money for schools in part by pushing to overhaul California’s property tax system. Teachers greeted students with smiles, hugs and high-fives after voting the night before to ratify the deal that includes a six per cent pay hike for educators and a commitment by the district to reduce class sizes. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin