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Arbitrator: City can't fire teachers in 24 failing schools

June 29, 2012 9:24:29 PM PDT
An arbitrator has ruled that New York City can close 24 schools that officials say are failing, but they cannot fire the teachers.

The arbitrator issued a ruling Friday that deals with the city's violation of the union contracts.

The cities can go ahead with the school closings if they choose.

The city will likely wait until a ruling is made on their appeal before they decide what to do with the schools.

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