Chicago union leader: School resumes Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 18 2012 4:52 p.m. MDT

Smaller, more subdued groups of teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members heads into its second week. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will seek a court order to force the city's teachers back into the classroom.

M. Spencer Green, Associated Press

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union president says the city's students will be back in class Wednesday after delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teachers strike.

Karen Lewis spoke during a Tuesday evening news conference after delegates met to consider a tentative contract proposal.

The teachers walked out last week over issues including how they are evaluated and job security.

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