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Teachers’ Strike Nears Resolution

For Chicago parents, finally, light at the end of the tunnel. After a five-day teachers’ strike left 350,000 Chicago kids out of school this week, a school board official announced Friday afternoon that a final “framework” for a resolution was in place. While it is still unclear which side compromised, the “heavy lifting” is apparently done. School board president David Vitale—who has come under intense scrutiny this week—said that the final announcement will not come until the union delegates have officially voted, but that classes will resume next week. “Parents should prepare their children to return to school Monday,” Vitale said.