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L.A. Teachers Union Strikes Deal With School District


A week-old strike by more than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers that has disrupted classes for nearly half a million students neared an end Tuesday after the teachers’ union and the second-largest U.S. school district reached a tentative contract agreement.

After five days of talks that ended around dawn on Tuesday, leaders on both sides said negotiations had addressed many of the teachers’ demands. The deal includes a plan to reduce class sizes, to hire additional support staff and a 6 percent pay raise. The union had sought a 6.5 percent raise.

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