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Detroit Federation of Teachers
June 18, 2019
Teachers in the Detroit district’s hardest to staff schools will get $3,000 bonus under new agreement
The agreement between the Detroit school district and the union that represents teachers has details that will aid in the recruitment and retention of teachers
June 11, 2019
A pay boost is on the way for Detroit teachers after contentious negotiations make way for tentative pact
A tentative agreement will bring salary increases to teachers across the Detroit school district.
May 24, 2019
As negotiations continue in Detroit, the district and teachers union differ on using reserve fund to pay for salary increases
The head of the Detroit Federation of Teachers many teachers are making less money today than they did a decade or more ago and he wants the district to boost their pay.
May 14, 2019
As Detroit teachers demonstrate, they send a big message to leaders: ‘We want real raises.’
Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers rallied outside a school board meeting to call for higher salaries.
May 14, 2019
After backlash from teachers, Detroit district backs away from controversial calendar
The Detroit district is moving away from a school year calendar that would have included an earlier start and more training for teachers.
April 26, 2019
Detroit teachers threaten to take ‘action’ against new academic calendar that they say violates their contract
Teachers are angry that the Detroit district changed the calendar without consulting them — a violation of their contract.
April 12, 2019
State law requires merit pay for teachers, but Detroit teachers union will fight other attempts to pay some more than others
State law requires school districts in Michigan to include merit pay in the compensation system for teachers and administrators.
March 28, 2019
With contract talks in the works, Detroit’s school leaders look to raise pay for veteran teachers
Detroit school district leaders want to increase pay for teachers, particularly for those at the top of the pay scale.
August 14, 2018
Detroit school board approves 2018-19 academic calendar after union agrees to changes
Teachers aren't happy about the approved academic calendar, but they want to do what's best for students.
August 14, 2018
Detroit district and union hammer out last-second agreement on school calendar before vote at tonight’s board meeting
Detroit’s main school district and its largest teachers union settled a contract disagreement Tuesday afternoon after tensions arose over the seemingly routine approval…
May 10, 2018
As Detroit’s schools chief celebrates new salaries, veteran teachers may want to give the district a second look
Detroit school officials took to the podium on Thursday to trumpet new pay guidelines they hope will help fill 190 teacher vacancies.
more money fewer problems
April 20, 2018
Detroit teachers will finally get paid for their years of experience if agreement holds up with district
Good news for Detroit district teachers stuck at a low pay level: The finance committee of the school board Friday recommended an agreement…
September 28, 2017
Sweetening the deal: Detroit considers dangling extra cash to hire 150 teachers
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said he’s working with the city teachers union to negotiate incentives that might convince certified teachers to take “hard-to-staff positions.”
Week In Review
August 18, 2017
Week in Review: A final push to fill classrooms before the start of school
With the start of the school year now just over two weeks away, pressure is mounting on schools to hire enough teachers before…
August 16, 2017
With new contract, first-year teachers in Detroit could soon make more than peers in Grosse Pointe and other suburbs
For years, Detroit’s main school district has paid some of the lowest starting teacher salaries in the region but Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says that’s about…
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