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Strike Ends in Wash. District

By The Associated Press — September 22, 2009 1 min read

Teachers in Kent, Wash., agreed last week to end a strike and head back to their classrooms. They overwhelmingly approved a contract that reduces class sizes, increases the time teachers spend with students, limits administrative meetings, and gives teachers a raise, said Kent Education Association spokesman Dale Folkerts. The district’s 1,700 teachers had been on strike for 18 days, delaying the start of school.

A version of this article appeared in the September 23, 2009 edition of Education Week