- Around 350,000 Chicago students return to school after more than a week Wednesday following the end of the city's teachers' strike, relieving parents who had to stay home from work, pay for alternative childcare or leave their children with friends and relatives.
- Delegates representing the 29,000 public school teachers and support staff on strike voted Tuesday to suspend the strike and compromise on a new three-year contract with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
- Despite the strike coming to an end, many of the issues that led to it--struggling academics, a low high school graduation rate and financial troubles--remain.
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago students return to school on Wednesday after a teachers' strike ended, thrilling parents who had to stay home from work to care for their kids, pay for alternative childcare or leave them with friends and relatives for more than a week. Representatives of the 29,000 striking Chicago public school teachers and support staff voted on Tuesday to suspend their strike and accept a compromise agreement on a new three-year contract with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. ...