The latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike

Educators will go back to work Wednesday morning

The latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike
Parents arrive with their children to Evelyn Thurman Gratts Elementary School as people rally in support of Los Angeles school teachers Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. A strike by thousands of Los Angeles school teachers entered its second week Tuesday following a long weekend of marathon contract bargaining, and officials on both sides of the dispute planned to issue an update on where the talks stand. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (Source: Richard Vogel/AP Photos)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district.

Although all votes haven’t been counted, the union said Tuesday evening that a “supermajority” of its 30,000 members voted in favor of the tentative agreement.

Educators will go back to work Wednesday morning. They walked off the job Jan. 14.

The agreement reached shortly before dawn Tuesday gives teachers a raise, additional support staff and smaller class sizes.

The Board of Education is expected to move quickly to ratify the deal.

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