Deal ends strike against LA-area charter school operator

A tentative settlement has ended an eight-day strike by teachers against a Los Angeles-area charter school operator.

The agreement reached over the weekend is sending teachers back to classrooms today at The Accelerated Schools, which operates three schools with 1,850 students.

The teachers struck the charter school operator during the larger strike by teachers against the Los Angeles Unified School District, which ended last week.

Both groups of educators are represented by United Teachers Los Angeles.

UTLA says the agreement makes progress on core demands for increased job security.

The union says the walkout at The Accelerated Schools was the first charter school strike in California.

Dawn Kamber