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West Virginia public schools closed despite deal that was to end strike

Mar 01, 2018 - CNN

(CNN) -- All West Virginia public schools will remain closed Thursday, which was the day teachers were to return to work after what is turning into a week-long strike over pay and benefits.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice had reached a tentative pay deal with union leaders Tuesday that was designed to end the strike and send teachers back into the classroom on Thursday.

The agreement provides for a 5% pay raise the first year, and is now a bill going through the state's legislature....