They're both large, urban school districts under fire from teachers unions for pushing to incorporate student test scores into instructors' evaluations.
But few observers expect tensions over performance reviews to ignite a strike in Los Angeles, as it did in Chicago, because of myriad differences in conditions surrounding the two cities' school districts.
The state said Monday it would step in and attempt to break the stalemate over a new teachers’ contract in Boston, an unusual development that could finally end the acrimonious negotiations that have stalled a new teacher evaluation system.
A teachers' union is warning its members against intervening in playground fights. This follow an incident where a 58-year-old teacher attempted to break up a playground altercation and was punched in the mouth. She had to undergo dental surgery but the local city council refused to pay compensation.
Two new faces and an outspoken incumbent could shift the balance of power on the San Diego school board, after an election that was heavily influenced by the teachers union and its expensive political campaign.