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Teacher Patty Westcott pickets outside Clissold Elementary School in Chicago, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continues into its second week. CTU members in the nation's third-largest city will pore over the details of a contract settlement Tuesday as the clock ticks down to an afternoon meeting in which they are expected to vote on ending a seven-day strike that has kept 350,000 students out of class. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Chicago teachers end strike

September 19, 2012

Chicago teachers

voted on Sept. 18 to suspend a seven-day strike in the nation's third-largest city, a

move that will send thousands of students back to classrooms.