The entire membership of the Seattle Education Association approved a new contract on Sunday, cementing an end to a strike that delayed the start of school for about a week. The teachers union's executive board and representative assembly approved [http://politico.pro/1QRY2Ll ] the agreement with Seattle Public Schools earlier this week, allowing school to start last Thursday.
Included in the agreement:
- New policies to reduce over-testing,
- base salary increases for teachers and
- additional staff to reduce teacher workloads.
- Student test scores will also no longer be tied to teacher evaluations.