After 11 Days of Canceled Classes, Chicago Teachers End Strike

After 11 Days of Canceled Classes, Chicago Teachers End Strike
Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Chicago's teachers voted to return to school on Friday after tentatively agreeing to a new five-year contract, ending a strike that kept the city's 300,000 public school students out of the classroom for 11 days. 

The vote, which Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday afternoon, came a day after the union had agreed to the new deal. The teachers had continued to strike Thursday over a disagreement about makeup days; the teachers demanded that the school fully make up all 11 days missed during the strike, and Lightfoot refused.

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