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Chicago teachers to end strike, classes to resume Wednesday

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Chicago Teachers Union members celebrate the end of their strike in Chicago on Sept. 18, 2012. Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted on Tuesday to suspend a strike that closed the nation's third-largest school district for more than a week, ending a confrontation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that focused national attention on how to reform failing urban schools.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, center, is flanked by Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claud Brizard, left, and school board president David Vitale during a news conference after the teachers union House of Delegates voted to suspend their strike on Tuesday in Chicago.

CHICAGO -- Union officials agreed to end the Chicago teachers strike, and classes will resume on Wednesday in the nation's third-largest school district.

The Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates -- nearly 800 members -- voted to end the strike during a meeting at Operating Engineers Hall, on the city's south side. After the vote, the delegates came out of the hall singing "Solidarity Forever," the Chicago Tribune reported.

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