Chicago teachers approve contract

CHICAGO -- Teachers in Chicago got what the wanted, a new contract.

Members of the Chicago Teacher's Union overwhelmingly approved the three year contract that includes pay increases and a new evaluation system.

The contract was approved by nearly 80 percent of the union.

It must now be approved by the Chicago Board of Education. They are scheduled to meet later this month.

Teachers walked off the job nearly a month ago, idling 350,000 students.

Chicago is the nation's third largest school district.

The strike last for one week.

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