Classes in Chicago expected to start on time

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CHICAGO (AP) — It looks like classes in Chicago’s public schools will begin on time after the head of the teachers union says she has no plans to file the 10-day strike notice this week.

To prevent classes from starting on Sept. 4, as scheduled, the union would have to file the required notice on Friday or Saturday. Union President Karen Lewis says she doesn’t intend to do that.

Lewis says there’s been no progress in negotiations but that talks are continuing. If talks break down, the union could still call a strike, meaning that classes would be halted after the beginning of the school year.

In a statement, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard says both sides agree classes should start on time.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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