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Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raisesDENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to raise their wages and advocate for changes in schools.



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Zimbabwe Teachers Call Off Strike, to Return to Work Monday

Zimbabwe Teachers Call Off Strike, to Return to Work MondayThe strike, which follows a stay away by state doctors and fuel price protests last month that left 12 dead, was marred by intimidation from military officials and politicians, the unions have previously said. “The employer is thus advised to take advantage of this detente to introspect and come up with a well thought out meaningful and long lasting solution on the salary grievances,” the Zimbabwe Teachers Association and Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe said in a jont statement.



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My special needs students needed their teachers in the classroom — not on the picket line

My special needs students needed their teachers in the classroom — not on the picket lineThe Los Angeles Unified School District strike resulted in historic wins for teachers. But students with disabilities were forced to bear the cost.



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As US teachers ramp up pressure, face reality: L.A. strike was about control, not students

As US teachers ramp up pressure, face reality: L.A. strike was about control, not studentsDon't let myths perpetuate a massive, outdated system. The hope for students lies in charter schools. That's what public education should look like.



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Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common good

Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common goodLos Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises.



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Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common good

Teachers succeed by framing strikes as for common goodLos Angeles teachers who declared a victory after a six-day strike have added momentum to a successful wave of activism by educators framing their cause as a push to improve public education, not just get pay raises.



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Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strike

Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strikeThousands of teachers in Los Angeles returned to the job on Wednesday, fresh off a six-day strike against the nation’s second largest school district that disrupted the education of half a million students. Rank and file members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly late on Tuesday to approve a 3-1/2 year contract agreement that the union and school district had reached before dawn that day, union officials said. The Los Angeles Unified School District kept schools open during the strike, staffing them with substitute teachers and support staff to supervise students.



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More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll shows

More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll showsAmid dissatisfaction with pay and demands, more than half of K-12 teachers in a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll say they've thought about quitting.



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The Latest: Los Angeles teachers union sued over dues

The Latest: Los Angeles teachers union sued over duesLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):



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Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with district

Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with districtLos Angeles public school teachers reached a tentative settlement with school officials Tuesday in order to end a weeklong strike that has affected some 500,000 students. The settlement — reached after 21 hours of marathon talks that ended early Tuesday — was set to be voted on by the roughly 30,000 members of the teachers union later in the day and classes are due to resume on Wednesday. “The strike nobody wanted is now behind us,” Los Angeles United School District superintendent Austin Beutner said at a joint press conference with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles.



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