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Washington State Teachers End Strikes, Enabling Students to Go to School

By Madeline Will — September 25, 2018 1 min read
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After three weeks of teacher strikes dotting the state of Washington, students in all districts are back in school.

Teachers in the Tacoma and Battle Ground districts returned to school at the beginning of last week after settling contract agreements. Teachers in the Tumwater district were expected to return to work several days later.

In 14 districts, teachers went on strike over contract disputes stemming from an influx of cash districts had received from the state. The state had awarded $2 billion to districts to go toward salary increases, a result of a 2012 state supreme court ruling. It was required to fully fund raises by this school year. Though many districts achieved that goal, some had not.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 26, 2018 edition of Education Week as Washington State Teachers End Strikes, Enabling Students to Go to School

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