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CEA President John Coneglio addressing union members ahead of Tuesday's school board meeting.
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The Columbus School Board voted to approve a three-year teacher contract with the Columbus Education Association during a hearing Monday.

Columbus Education Association members rallied several times this year. One of their focuses was tax breaks the city gives to developers, but those abatements are not addressed in the new contract.
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The Columbus Board of Education on Monday followed the local teachers union in approving a new contract following months of negotiations.

Marchers making their way across the Main Street Bridge. Columbus teachers are protesting tax abatements as their union negotiates a new contract.
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Students at Columbus City Schools head back to class this morning for a new academic year. Their teachers enter the school year under the relatively-rare circumstance of not having a new contract.

CEA President John Coneglio addressing union members ahead of Tuesday's school board meeting.
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After 17 hours of negotations, the Columbus teachers union said Friday morning that they reached a “comprehensive conceptual agreement” over a new contract with Columbus City Schools.

CEA President John Coneglio addressing union members ahead of Tuesday's school board meeting.
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Across the street from Tuesday night’s Columbus City School Board meeting, union members gathered to protest the board’s plan to hire an alternative staffing firm amid contract talks. Chanting slogans, they urged the board to use the money for librarians, nurses and school psychologists.

Marchers making their way across the Main Street Bridge. Columbus teachers are protesting tax abatements as their union negotiates a new contract.
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The Columbus Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday on a contingency plan for a possible teacher strike.

Columbus City Schools District Office.
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The Columbus Board of Education is taking steps to prepare for a possible teachers’ strike this summer.

Marchers making their way across the Main Street Bridge. Columbus teachers are protesting tax abatements as their union negotiates a new contract.
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Some held signs, most chanted, but Marisa Keith pushed a cart.

“This is my art cart,” she explains. “I wanted everybody to see that this is my classroom.”

Columbus Education Association president John Coneglio marches with hundreds of teachers in downtown Columbus on April 24, 2019.
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Hundreds of teachers and their supporters streamed through downtown Columbus on Wednesday demanding lower class sizes, higher pay and an end to tax incentives for local developers.

John Coneglio is the new president of the Columbus Education Association, which is negotiating for a new contract this year.
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Members of the Columbus teachers’ union say they’ll march through downtown next week to protest the city’s property tax abatement policy.

John Coneglio is the new president of the Columbus Education Association, which is negotiating for a new contract this year.
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Contract negotiations between the Columbus Education Association (CEA) and the Columbus Board of Education may include some bigger hurdles before both sides approve a new deal this year.