Teachers in Detroit voted Saturday to return to work Monday and hold classes on Tuesday, while negotiations resumed in Chicago in an effort to end a 12-day teachers' strike there.
Around the nation, strikes by more than 35,000 teachers still affected more than 500,000 students in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington state.
Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers voted by acclamation Saturday to return to work, and planned to vote on a tentative agreement reached Thursday night later in the week, union member Denise Irwin said.
The union's 11,500 members, who struck on Aug. 31, will return to work Monday, and classes for 193,000 students will begin on Tuesday, Irwin said. Teachers will probably vote on the contract Thursday or Friday, she added.