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Chicago teachers strike talks move toward endgame
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ore than 350,000 students in Chicago have no classroom to go to on Friday, as teachers continue to strike. However, the teachers union and school board reported progress, and said they hope students will be back to class on Monday. Negotiations lasted more than 15 hours on Thursday, ending around 1 a.m. on Friday. Teachers union president Karen Lewis called the talks "productive," but would not go into more detail. The city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, is pushing for a longer school day and year, and wants to judge teachers based on student performance on standardized tests.

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