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Boston Teachers, City Reach Labor Deal

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The Boston Teachers Union and the city have reached a tentative contract agreement after more than two years of negotiations. The union president said the deal was reached Sept. 12 after an 11-hour negotiating session.

Earlier negotiations had stalled over a new teacher-evaluation system. Under the new system, the city will rely more heavily on student achievement in evaluations.

Union President Richard Stutman said the district agreed to lower class size in underperforming grades and to hire more nurses, social workers, and assistants under some circumstances.

The city's approximately 125 schools also will have greater flexibility to hire teachers transferring from another school. The city has about 5,000 teachers.

Vol. 32, Issue 04, Page 4

Published in Print: September 19, 2012, as Boston Teachers, City Reach Labor Deal
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