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.
— Patrick Wall, senior reporter