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September 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Snoqualmie Valley teachers agree to start school on time

UPDATE: 10 p.m. | Snoqualmie Valley teachers voted tonight to start school tomorrow under the terms of the old contract and continue talks this week to hammer out a a new contract, district spokeswoman Carolyn Malcolm said. Another discussion is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, in which the teachers union will consider a new proposal by the district…

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Comments | Topics: Snoqualmie Valley School DIstrict, teacher contract

September 3, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Details of tentative contract for Seattle teachers leak out

Seattle teachers will vote tonight on whether to accept a proposed contract for the next two years, an agreement that appears to reach some middle ground on pay raises, would increase the length of elementary teachers’ workday, and would keep test scores a part of how teachers’ job performance is evaluated. The agreement was reached very…

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Comments | Topics: Jonathan Knapp, Seattle Education Association, Seattle Public Schools

August 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Negotiations continue in Seattle teacher contract talks

The negotiation teams for Seattle Public Schools and the city’s teachers union met until midnight Thursday and continued talking all day Friday, but it’s not clear whether they’re closer to reaching an agreement that would pave the way for school to start as planned next Wednesday. Union members met Friday for strike training, saying they want to…

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August 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Seattle district warns parents to prepare for possible teacher strike

Seattle Public Schools has notified families to prepare for a possible strike by Seattle teachers. School district officials emailed and called parents Tuesday, saying that the district and teachers still have not reached an agreement on a new teachers contract.  In a vote Monday, teachers rejected the district’s latest contract offer. District officials said nothing new had…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Education Association, Seattle Public Schools, teacher contract