- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Students in the Scranton School District in northeastern Pennsylvania are staying home.

Schools are closed Monday after teaches went on strike on Friday afternoon.

The Scranton Federation of Teachers says the teachers will picket to protest efforts to cut salaries and health care benefits, and increasing classroom sizes.

The administration says the district has proposed health insurance concessions in exchange for step movement raises.

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