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Chicago union leader: School resumes Wednesday

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 18 2012 12:00 a.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) 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)

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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