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Local art crew brings a shark frenzy to Oceana

This month, Peter Bogdanov and the artists from local tattoo studio, The Truth, have been hard at work bringing a real work of art to JUHSD’s Oceana High School. This week was particularly exciting, as three sharks popped up to form a gorgeous herd in just a few days time, each with beautiful, eye-popping realism and lighting effects. It’s a…

Time needs to apologize for attacking America’s teachers!

Time magazine’s cover for its new story on teacher tenure scapegoats teachers for the rampant inequalities in our nation’s public schools. Playing into the agenda of corporate-backed education “reformers,” Time is using a sensational cover to sell copies and ignoring important facts about our public schools and the dedicated teachers who staff them.

Watch the JUHSD School Board Candidate Forums

Last week, AFT Local 1481 teamed up with the League of Women Voters to host two Candidates Forums to showcase the five people who have chosen to run for the three open seats of the JUHSD Board of Trustees. Because this is the first election for these positions in 12 years, AFT 1481 felt it incredibly important to create opportunities…

We wish Chicago Teacher Union’s Karen Lewis all the best

On behalf of the teachers and staff of AFT Local 1481, we’d like to wish Karen Lewis, the President of the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU – AFT Local 1), all the best after undergoing emergency surgery. Elected president of the 30,000 member CTU in 2010, Karen helped guide her Union throughout the now famous 2012 citywide strikes, highlighting the need…