School year to begin Tuesday after teachers call off strike

After an Israel Teachers Association strike was averted on Monday night, the new school year was set to begin as schedule on Tuesday morning, with some 2.2 million students entering classrooms.

Ending a day of back and forth talks on Monday, the association announced that evening that the strike planned among its secondary school teachers would not, in fact, be taking place on the first day of school. The decision to call off the strike, which had been planned due to critical issues involving educational materials for the year, occurred following a meeting with Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a statement from the association said.

"Naftali Bennett showed great interest in understanding the problems and the urge need for a solution, and promised to use all of their power to find a solution within the coming days," the statement added.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/School-year-to-begin-Tuesday-after-teachers-call-off-strike-413848

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