Talks Continue on 5th Day of Chicago Strike


CHICAGO (AP) -- Negotiators are heading back to the bargaining table as they try to end the teachers' strike that's left more than 350,000 students out of class.

Chicago Public Schools Chief Education Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett says the sides are very close and she thinks they can come to an agreement Friday. As she headed into the negotiations Friday, she said there isn't one big issue on which they need to agree. She says it is a situation where there are several interrelated issues outstanding.


Chicago's teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years.

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