Alert: Newark teachers with graduate degrees will soon get raises

The Newark Teachers Union inked a deal with the district this month that gives $2.5 million to certain teachers this year and will raise the pay of many more teachers next year.

  • The agreement stems from an arbitration decision that found the district had violated parts of the 2012 teachers contract.
  • The biggest change: The deal eliminates $20,000 bonuses for teachers who completed an approved graduate program.
  • Instead, the district will return to a traditional salary system where teachers with advanced degrees get higher pay.

Read all about the agreement here.

— Patrick Wall, senior reporter