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This week in our summary we traveled from Arizona to the United Kingdom to the Philippines to give you the news about education.

Arizona teachers return to class

The one-week teachers strike in Arizona ended on Thursday after lawmakers approved a state budget that included raising their salary. Not all of their demands have been met and some promised to continue organizing during the November elections.

This was the fifth state that has seen teachers' action since February. Our NPR / Ipsos survey found teachers across the country struggling to make ends meet. On occasion, 58 percent have worked in a second job.

Teachers of the year face DeVos

Each state's teacher of the year was feted in Washington this week, and strikes in several states were suspended during the festivities. NPR spoke with Lindsey Jensen, a high school English teacher and the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year, who said she was once apolitical, but not anymore. "The protests of teachers, strikes and strikes across the country are not so much out of anger but out of necessity," he said. "We have had enough".

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