Promise Academy teachers not exempt from layoffs

    Layoffs of 174 Promise Academy teachers can go forward, according to an agreement between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers reached through arbitration.

    The teachers will be laid off based on seniority, the Notebook reports, and teachers who had been laid off will be called back.

    The case went to arbitration in June when the district and the PFT could not agree on how to proceed with layoffs relating to the Promise Academies.

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