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Just when it started to get really ugly, the Chicago Public Schools teacher strike is over.

Yesterday we told you that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel asked the court to step in and order the teachers to end their strike. Even though the judge denied his request, CPS teachers did come to an agreement.

Black America Web reports:

Chicago’s teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines, ending a spiteful stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over teacher evaluations and job security, two issues at the heart of efforts to reform the nation’s public schools.

Union delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike after discussing a proposed contract settlement that had been on the table for days. Classes were to resume Wednesday.

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