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