Teachers, School District reach tentative deal

    Few details, but the head of the teacher’s union says it’s a contract both sides can live with.

    The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has reached a tentative contract deal with the School District after a three week bargaining session.

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    Jerry Jordan is head of the PFT. He declined to give details of the contract proposal, but said it’s a deal both sides can live with.

    Jordan: I will be recommending it I think it’s a contract that is good for kids and fair for the employees. I’m just happy that we finally reached this agreement.

    Jordan says the agreement gives stability for both teachers and students.

    The teachers have worked without a contract since the beginning of the school year. It still requires ratification by both the administration and the teacher’s union.

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