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Teacher Academies Lose Out to Budget

By McClatchy-Tribune — June 07, 2011 1 min read

Pittsburgh school district officials have scrapped plans for two teacher-training academies, saying they weren’t able to reach an agreement with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers to retain the teachers once layoffs become necessary. Under the terms of the teachers contract, staff reductions are based on seniority; the academies are for new teachers. The district faces a $68 million budget deficit in 2012.

A version of this article appeared in the June 08, 2011 edition of Education Week as Teacher Academies Lose Out to Budget