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August 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Seattle schools drop proposal to increase class sizes

Corrected version A proposal to increase the number of students in a class before a classroom aide and higher pay are provided for the teacher was dropped Wednesday by Seattle Public Schools. The proposal, which was a controversial point in contract negotiations between the school district and the Seattle Education Association (SEA), the local teachers union, would…


Comments | More in Education, Politics | Topics: class size, Jonathan Knapp, Michael DeBell

August 13, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Seattle teachers union protests proposal to raise class sizes

About three months into negotiations over a new contract for Seattle’s teachers, the union is breaking the usual silence around those talks to protest a district proposal to increase class size. The Seattle Education Association has scheduled a rally Wednesday afternoon to denounce the district’s desire to raise the number of students  that can be in…


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