- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The latest on the strike by public-school teachers in Seattle (all times local):

4 p.m.

Classes are canceled for another day Friday as the Seattle school district and its teachers have failed to reach a contract agreement.

Seattle Public Schools spokesman Stacy Howard said Thursday afternoon that both sides are continuing to meet with mediators, but negotiations have not resumed.

Thousands of teachers began picketing Wednesday over pay, teacher evaluations and other issues.

The strike will enter its third day Friday, but the union says teachers will be doing community service on that day in honor of 9/11.

10:19 a.m.

Seattle teachers have headed back to the picket lines to continue their strike over pay and other issues for a second day.

Mediators are meeting with teachers Thursday. Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Stacy Howard says Washington’s largest school district is hoping for a quick resolution.

Both sides are apart on pay raises, teacher evaluations and other issues.

Washington Education Association spokesman Rich Wood said the strike is “an issue of respect.” He says the school board is continuing talks about major issues they have been discussing all summer.

Seattle Public Schools and the teachers union failed to reach an agreement on a contract Tuesday. The walkout began Wednesday, on what was supposed to be the first day of school, and is affecting about 53,000 students.

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