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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits with students Jacquelina Mena, left, and Brenda Pena at Maranatha Church in Chicago, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, where students were being provided structured activities in their community and safe environment during a teachers strike. Thousands of Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job Monday in the nation's third-largest school district for the first time in 25 years after union leaders announced they were far from resolving a contract dispute with school district officials. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Chicago teachers end strike

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.