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Chicago Public Schools are offering a five-year contract that would include:

■ A 2 percent raise in year one.

■ A pay freeze in year two.

■ Raises based on “differentiated pay’’ in years three to five. A joint district-union committee, to be seated in January, would decide how “differentiated pay” would work but it could reward teachers of high-need subjects, in high-need schools, or in teacher leadership positions, or those who rate highly in a new teacher evaluation system that is tied, in part, to student growth.

■ Freeze in “step and lane’’ increases, based on extra years of seniority and added certifications.

■ A longer school day that, under a new law, does not require union approval. The elementary school day will increase from 5 ¾ to 7 hours, and the high school day will increase from 7 hours to 7 ½ hours four days a week, with an early dismissal on the fifth day.



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