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Here's What You Need to Know About the LA Teachers' Strike

After a tentative agreement was reached Tuesday, Los Angeles teachers will return to classrooms on Wednesday after a strike that stretched into six days, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

The announcement comes after thousands of teachers and parents marched outside schools and in downtown LA last week.

Union leaders and district officials held a series of meetings through the weekend and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to try to come to a deal.

Garcetti said that it came after a "21-hour marathon session that wrapped up just before sunrise this morning."

UTLA teachers went on strike Jan. 14, calling for smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians.

It was the first such teachers' strike in 30 years.

For the first time since 1989, teachers in Los Angeles went on strike. Kim Baldonado reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. in Jan. 14, 2019.
Lolita Lopez of the I-Team takes a look at the demands from the teachers' union and LAUSD ahead of a potential strike on NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2019.
Adults and children stand nearby as United Teachers Los Angeles union president Alex Caputo-Pearl, not shown, talks to reporters outside Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters, following a day of negotiations with the LAUSD Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will strike this week if there's no settlement in long-running contract negotiations that resumed with the superintendent and the head of the union coming to the table Monday in a last-ditch effort to avert a walkout in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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