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D.C. to Appeal Firings Ruling

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The District of Columbia will appeal an arbitrators ruling that former public schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee improperly fired 75 teachers in 2008, Mayor Vincent Gray announced last week. He said officials believe the arbitrator made a mistake in saying the city should give back-pay to individuals who were found not to be effective teachers. The arbitrator found that the school system did not tell teachers why they were being fired and did not give them a chance to defend themselves.

Vol. 30, Issue 22, Page 5

Published in Print: March 2, 2011, as D.C. to Appeal Firings Ruling:
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