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KIPP, Union Reach Deal on Baltimore Teachers’ Pay

By Mary Ann Zehr — March 29, 2011 1 min read
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The KIPP charter school network has reached a 10-year agreement with the Baltimore Teachers Union for how much it will pay its teachers for working extra-long hours.

KIPP had threatened to close its two schools in Baltimore if it couldn’t settle on a long-term contract with teachers similar to the current one-year contract, which expires June 30.

With the agreement, a KIPP teacher will be paid 20 percent more than a Baltimore teacher working in a traditional public school to work a nine-hour day and teach summer school for 18 days. The contractual school day in Baltimore is almost a third shorter than the KIPP day. KIPP teachers in Baltimore currently work 9 hours a day for 20.5 percent more in pay.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 30, 2011 edition of Education Week as KIPP, Union Reach Deal on Baltimore Teachers’ Pay

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