Nightly News | September 14, 2012
>>> and now to chicago , where after five days of the teacher strike that has idled 400,000 kids, both sides say a deal is at hand. our chief education correspondent, rehema ellis, is with us from chicago .
>> reporter: good evening, the heavy lifting is over, that, from the school department. and representatives of the teacher's union met for a short while, updating members on the framework of a deal. they say they expect to vote on a deal on sunday. if approved, kids will be back in school on monday. we're still waiting for details on the compromises reached for the major issues. the tar evaluation linked with students on performance tests, and a rehiring policy for laid-off teachers, plus a possible 16% increase for teachers who make an average over $75,000 a year, in a district already struggling financially. all week, parents showed strong support for teachers, but there is concern on whether or not that would last into another week. a big teacher rally is planned for tomorrow, but the big excitement will come on monday. if indeed there is an agreement and kids go back to school in chicago . brian?
>> rehema ellis covering the story for us in chicago .