National News Partner

With Signed Budget, Arizona Teachers Will Go Back To School Friday

The organizers of Arizona's teacher walkout are heading back to the classroom, ending the six-day strike.

The announcement comes after Arizona's governor signed part of a budget plan that will increase teachers' salaries by nearly 20 percent over the next three years.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bit of legislation early Thursday as lawmakers continued to debate other sections of the $10.4 billion spending plan.

Under the deal, teachers will get a 10 percent pay increase this year and 5 percent more in each of the next two years. Those raises will cost about $300 million this year alone.

Trending stories at

Watch Newsy Everywhere

Mobile Apps

See All Apps
download newsy apple download newsy android

Streaming TV Devices

See All Devices
stream newsy roku stream newsy amazon stream newsy apple tv