Minneapolis Teachers approve contract

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Minneapolis teachers have voted to approved a contract with the school district.

According to the Minneapolis Public Radio, the contract states that Minneapolis teachers have to work four extra school days, and about an hour more per week. Also inreturn for their extra time, they would be paid a little more than $3,000 more a year.

President Lynn Nordgren of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers told MPR that 83 percent of voting members supported the contract Saturday.

She told the Star Tribune that she is excited. "We have a lot of good things that will be good for students, for teachers, for schools and for the district overall," she said.

Star Tribune reported that the contract will be financed by reserves or non-classroom cuts and will cost the district $17.1 million. That is a 6.4 percent increase in district costs.

This contract will also work to make class sizes smaller in struggling Minneapolis schools.

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