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Continued: Anoka-Hennepin teachers stop after-hours work

  • Article by: SHANNON PRATHER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 22, 2014 - 9:57 PM

“We are making good progress,” Teachers Federation President Lynn Nordgren said. “It’s been a positive experience. The mediator has been very good about helping us narrow down the number of items.”

“We want to make sure it’s good for kids and fair for teachers,” she said.

Minneapolis teaching salaries start at $38,000 and top out at $85,000 for those with advanced degrees and experience.

Class sizes, staffing and early education are at the center of negotiations between St. Paul schools and the teachers’ union in that city.

Shannon Prather • 612-673-4804

  • STATUS OF teacher contracTs in the State’s largest districts

    1. Anoka-Hennepin Schools

    39,000 students; negotiating and in mediation.

    2. St. Paul public schools

    38,000 students; negotiating and in mediation.

    3. Minneapolis public schools

    35,000 students; negotiating and in mediation.

    4. Rosemount-Apple Valley-EAGAN Schools

    27,000 students; reached agreement in September, 2 percent raise each year.

    5. Osseo Schools

    21,000 students; negotiating.

    Statewide: 157 of the 334 districts tracked by Education Minnesota have reached contract agreements with their districts.

    Note: Enrollment figures are from 2012, rounded to the nearest thousand.

    Sources: Individual districts

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