Back to school: West Virginia teachers end strike

The West Virginia teachers' strike is headed for the history books.

Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday afternoon signed a bill delivering a 5 percent pay raise to public school teachers — and extending to all state employees — ending a contentious strike that shuttered schools in West Virginia for nine days.

The deal, passed unanimously by both houses of the state Legislature earlier in the day, will send 20,000 teachers across the state away from the picket lines and back into classrooms. It's the first salary increase in four years for state educators, The Associated Press reported.

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