Strike-ending deal will shape schools for years

National News

November 1, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Mayor Lori Lightfoot greets students at Mason Elementary School Friday as classes resume following an 11-day teacher strike. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation’s third-largest city for the next five years.

The outcome came at a cost, though. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said “nobody wins,” noting the hardships that students and their families endured during the walkout.

The outlined agreement shows both sides secured key victories and fell short on other priorities.

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