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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.

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.