L.A. teachers return to work
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After strike, it’s back to school again

Arasele Gines, center, celebrates, after picking up her daughter, Arlene, 8, a 2nd grader at Union Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles on the first day back after the teachers strike was settled. At right is her daughter, Stephanie, 4.

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Maria Ruiz, left, with her daughter Stefani Ramirez, (CQ), 9, stand outside the door of Lorena Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA. There was a press conference with parents, students, and union members speaking following the end of the strike.

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Sophomore Lizbeth Zesati, 15, said Wednesday that she still attended school last week at Hollywood High during the teachers’ strike.

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Students leave Encino Charter Elementary School after their first day with teachers back on campus.

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Gloria Martinez, United Teachers Los Angeles’ elementary vice president, speaks at a news conference Wednesday outside Lorena Street Elementary.

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Parent Martha Gonzalez, left, stands with students and educators outside Lorena Street Elementary on Wednesday.

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Luis Solis, a fourth-grader at Union Avenue Elementary, runs past a “thank you” sign to parents placed in front of the school.

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Jaylene Gonzalez, 5, a kindergartner at Union Avenue Elementary, gives a high-five to teacher Taryn Oshiro after leaving school Wednesday.

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Justin Orrallando, 10, greets his mother, Claudia Hernandez, while being picked up from Union Avenue Elementary on the first day back after the teachers’ strike was settled.

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Parents, students and union members gather outside Lorena Street Elementary for a news conference Wednesday.

 (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Students cross Highland Avenue to Hollywood High on Wednesday, the first day with teachers back on campus after the strike was settled.

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Students return to school at Hollywood High on Wednesday after the L.A. teachers’ strike was settled.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Angelo Angulo, left, and Johnny Villicana, both seniors, return to school at Hollywood High on Wednesday after the L.A. teachers’ strike was settled.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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