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The Seattle Teachers Union Votes Today On Tentative Agreement

Seattle's Department of Transportation is providing $2.3 million to go toward a change in start times for Seattle Public Schools.
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Seattle's teachers union's vote tonight will determine if school will be in session tomorrow as scheduled.

The Seattle teachers union and the school district have reached a tentative agreement on a new two-year contract. The union will vote on the agreement today, on the eve of the first scheduled day of school. Marcie Sillman talks with Ballard high school teacher, Noam Gundle and Chris Eide, executive director of independent teachers group Teachers United, to get their perspectives on the agreement.

 

Sillman also spoke with KUOW reporter Ann Dornfeld who explained the main issues surfacing in the contract negotiations.

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