School's out for thousands; Oregon teachers strike

Friday, February 7, 2014

More than 13,000 students were out of school Thursday—and likely will remain so through Monday—after teachers in southern Oregon's largest district went on strike.

The walkout Thursday in the Medford School District occurred after all-night bargaining yielded no results. No new talks are scheduled until Saturday, and the district has canceled classes through Monday. If no deal is reached, the district plans to reopen schools Tuesday with substitute teachers and shorter hours.

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