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How Close Are Portland Public School Teachers To Agreement...Or A Strike?

OPB | Jan. 21, 2014 12:30 p.m. | Updated: Jan. 21, 2014 1:31 p.m.

Portland Public Schools administration building.

Portland Public Schools administration building.

Rob Manning / OPB

Teachers in the Portland Public School District have been working without a contract for months. Students and other teacher advocates interrupted a recent school board meeting to express their support of teachers. The issues that need to be resolved include: salary, health care benefits, hiring practices, early retirement, workload and length of the school year.

OPB education reporter Rob Manning says both sides have made concessions and are relatively close on a number of items. We’ll talk with him about where things stand now and what we might expect in the coming weeks.

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