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School’s out. And that means most students are concentrating on the freedom that summer vacation brings. But they aren’t the only ones ready for fun and travel. Many teachers have their own plans for the summer. Here’s what some Baltimore County teachers have in mind.

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Only 11 percent of Baltimore city teachers would vote for their current contract again, according to a survey released today. Contract negotiations are currently underway between district school officials and the Baltimore Teacher’s Union. The new survey was conducted by Educators for Democratic Schools (EDS), a group that formed in opposition to the current contract when it was ratified in 2010.

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Nearly a quarter of Baltimore city’s public school students are considered chronically absent. They miss more than 20 days of school every year. And that puts added pressure on teachers to bring those students up to speed without boring everyone else.