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March 28, 2019
With contract talks in the works, Detroit’s school leaders look to raise pay for veteran teachers
Detroit school district leaders want to increase pay for teachers, particularly for those at the top of the pay scale.
March 11, 2019
Chicago could see its third teachers strike this school year
Another teachers strike could be brewing in Chicago, this time at a contract arts school on the city’s West Side.
December 13, 2018
The Denver district has offered to raise teacher pay. Will it be enough to avert a strike?
The current contract expires Jan. 18, and the union has threatened to strike if an agreement is not reached.
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September 29, 2017
New Denver teachers contract approved by school board and union
Union members approved it, with 89 percent voting to ratify.
Let’s make a deal
Updated September 1, 2017
Denver school district, teachers union reach agreement on contract that includes $1,400 increase to base salary
The deal provides more than the district originally proposed on teacher pay and other issues, but falls short of the union’s most ambitious goals.
June 29, 2017
Denver teachers union’s strategy for this year’s contract negotiations: Go big
“If we never ask for it, it’s never going to happen," one union leader said.
'a bit stuck'
June 27, 2017
Impasse declared in Denver teacher contract negotiations, prompting criticism from union
The declaration means the two sides will continue negotiations but with the aid of a mediator.
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June 21, 2017
Restrictions on teacher pay in Detroit schools can scare away applicants — and make it hard to fill 260 classroom positions
In Detroit, as many as 260 classroom teacher positions are unfilled in the state’s largest district, prompting a shortage so severe that substitutes last year were the full-time solution in more than 100 classrooms.
September 30, 2016
Beginning with Children, charter school pioneer, rededicates old building
Beginning with Children 2 will be housed at 11 Bartlett Street, an old Pfizer headquarters building where the foundation opened its eponymous first school.
August 6, 2015
Jefferson County school district, union reach tentative agreement
The tentative agreement, five months in the making, must be ratified by a majority the union and win approval from the county's school board in order to go into effect.
July 16, 2015
Jeffco teacher contract talks stumble over length of agreement
The Jefferson County teachers union wanted another three-year contract. The district wanted a contract to expire in 10 months, on June 30, 2016.
May 20, 2015
Jeffco, union to talk new teacher pay Thursday
Jeffco officials and representatives from the teachers union will work out the final details on how to place new teachers in the district's new compensation plan.
it's a wrap
December 30, 2014
Readers’ choices: Our 10 most-read news stories from 2014
Chalkbeat readers have spoken: The new contract between the city and the teachers’ union was the biggest story of 2014. The rest of the year's biggest stories hit on the big themes of the year, including the transition to Carmen Fariña's leadership, testing anxiety, and debates over the Common Core.
May 5, 2014
Educators question contract's bet on teacher training over student tutoring
Reallocating tutoring time to professional development and parent outreach makes sense to many, but others note that professional development can vary widely in quality—and question whether teacher training ever trumps instructional time.
May 1, 2014
Liveblogging the teachers union contract announcement
Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña are expected to announce a new contract with the United Federation of Teachers at 4 p.m. at City Hall. Updates here.
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