NYC, teachers union proposal could bring big changes to Bronx schools

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A new agreement between Mayor Bill de Balsio and the teacher's union could have a big impact on Bronx schools.

The initiative, called the "Bronx Plan," is focused on helping schools and not only attracting good teachers but keeping them here.

According to de Blasio, the proposed 43-month agreement is aimed to drive improvement in 180 schools that have a struggling past.

Under the plan, the school superintendent will pick 180 schools with staffing issues and offer up to $8,000 in additional salary to work there.

The schools will also get benefits like additional funding and coaching to help planning. 

The schools will be chosen this fall.

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