Silverton averts teacher strike with last-minute deal

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The school district in Silverton and the union representing its teachers averted a potential strike by coming to a last-minute agreement on a new contract late Monday night.

The two sides had until Monday to come to an agreement on a new contract, which they did at about 10:45 p.m., after about eight hours of negotiations.

Read the full article and backstory here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French and Francophone Studies from Willamette University. For more information on Natalie, visit www.about.me/natalie_pate, like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nataliepatejournalist, or follow Natalie on Twitter (@Nataliempate). Her reporting with the Statesman Journal can also be found at www.StatesmanJournal.com.

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