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TAKING A STAND Bargaining Updates Negotiations hinge on passing the governor's tax initiative THE CAPITOL: Fighting for fair dismissal rights At press time, CTA member lobbying efforts helped kill SB 1530 in the Assembly Educa- tion Committee. CTA will closely monitor the bill for possible further action. SB 1530 stems from the failure of Los Angeles Unified School District officials to report alleged misconduct to the state licensing agency, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. LAUSD claims the current law prevented the reporting. In fact, current law requires the district to make the reports and holds the superintendent personally liable for failing to comply. When you're ready to make a greater impact When you're ready to advance your career You are ready for American Public University American Public University is ready to help you move your career forward. We offer respected degrees in Online Teaching and Learning, Instructional Leadership, Administration & Supervision, and more – completely online. And people are taking notice. We've been nationally recognized by the Sloan Consortium for effective practices in online education, and 99% of employers surveyed would hire one of our graduates again.* When you're ready, visit SB 1530 would make radical changes to the current teacher dismissal law and undermine a teacher's right to a fair hear- ing. It does nothing to add new penalties for administrators or districts that fail to comply with reporting laws. ALAMEDA: Modest settlement on class size, work load The Alameda Education Association settlement includes a K-3 class size maxi- mum of 25 students until a new three- year contract is settled. No change in salaries, but that will be discussed in the future. "We need to see positive results in the November election so that AUSD can make teachers a priority and put resources in the classrooms," says Gray Harris, AEA president. CALEXICO: Settlement after 23-hour session After a lengthy contract stalemate, Associ- ated Calexico Teachers reached a tentative agreement with Calexico Unified School District that includes concessions on *APUS Alumni Employer Survey, March 2006-September 2010 We want you to make a fully informed decision about the university that's right for you. For more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, visit 42 California Educator June/July 2012

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