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Teachers' Strike Averted in Burlington, Vt.

Details of the agreement will not be released until it's ratified by both parties

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    Teachers in the Vermont's largest school district will not be going on strike. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)

    Teachers in the Vermont's largest school district will not be going on strike. 

    The Burlington Education Association announced Wednesday night that the union and the city's school board had reached a tentative agreement for a one-year contract. 

    Details of the agreement will not be released until it's ratified by both parties. 

    The two sides began meeting with a federal mediator Wednesday morning in an attempt to avert a strike. If the talks had failed, teachers could have gone on strike on Thursday. It would have been their first since a six-day strike in 1978. 

    The yearlong contract negotiations have been bitter. The school district has 400 teachers and about 4,000 students. 

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