DC teachers will get a 9% raise under a three year contract tentatively agreed to by the Washington Teachers Union and DC Public Schools. "The agreement provides all DC teachers the respect and support we deserve as highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing every DC public school student with top quality educational opportunities," said WTU president Elizabeth Davis, who urged teachers to approve the contract. More than 4,000 WTU Local 6 members have been without a contract for five years. “I know a great teacher can change the trajectory of a student’s life, and the teachers at DC Public Schools work each and every day to change the lives of all our students,” said DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson. The tentative agreement includes additional benefits, additional funding to the District’s education budget and a structured collaborative engagement between DCPS and the WTU on various issues, including extended-year schools. Click here for full details.
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