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Sch'dy teachers tenured, then shown the door

13 in district earn distinction, see positions cut

Martin Luther King Magnet School sixth-grade teacher Chris Adamek demonstrates the shock waves of an earthquake with a piece of paper to Tajzali Morales, 12, while working on a project to construct earthquake resistant dwellings Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Martin Luther King Magnet School sixth-grade teacher Chris Adamek demonstrates the shock waves of an earthquake with a piece of paper to Tajzali Morales, 12, while working on a project to construct earthquake resistant dwellings Wednesday.
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Some teachers in Schenectady got good news and bad news this month: They were awarded tenure, but they also got pink slips. The Schenectady City School District is laying off teachers to balance its 2013-14 budget. The newest teachers go first, which means the district is sending away teachers it has just spent three to four years training and mentoring. Thirteen teachers were tenured and laid off. The school board held its normal celebration with ...

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