Philadelphia teachers to vote on tentative contract

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's 12,000 school teachers are set to vote on a tentative contract.

Members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers on Monday night are due to consider the pact that was reached Friday after over four years of negotiations.

Terms were not announced. The contract would run through 2020.

Mayor Jim Kenney called the tentative deal "an important step for students, teachers and Philadelphians."

Union president Jerry Jordan said he's hopeful the contract "will mean improved stability for our members and our schoolchildren."

Superintendent William Hite said getting a contract was his top priority this school year, which wraps up for students on Tuesday.

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