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A three-hour session that ended about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday failed to resolve two remaining issues in Mayor Frank Jackson’s transformation plan for Cleveland schools.

That means the plan will be introduced Wednesday to state lawmakers containing provisions the teacher’s union opposes.

CTU President David Quolke said some progress had been made on how to deal with teachers in failing schools that had closed but no progress was made on Mayor Jackson’s wish to make over the current contract. The latter proposal is called “Fresh Start.”

“The mayor challenged us with working on low-performing schools…I do believe we made progress on that…if Fresh Start’s in the legislation, we will oppose it,” he said.

Mayor Frank Jackson explained there had been progress and the two issues are interrelated. He said, “As the bill is introduced, we will continue conversations with same intent of reaching agreement.”

Mayor Jackson hoped sponsors would introduce the bill in the legislature last week

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article courtesy of Wkyc.com

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