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Portland students headed back to school after historic strike

On Sunday, Portland Association of Teachers and the Portland Public School District announced a tentative agreement on contract negotiations — ending a historic, nearly month-long strike and sending students and teachers back to the classroom Monday, Nov. 27.

The tentative contract agreement addresses many teacher demands, including a cumulative cost of living increase and new class-size thresholds, according to a letter released by the Portland Public School District.

Notably, the tentative contract also gets rid of mandatory minimum suspensions, which contribute to disproportionate rates of suspension for Native and Black students.


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