PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on Arizona's statewide teacher walkout.
Organizers of an ongoing teacher walkout in Arizona say they'll continue their work stoppage for at least the next two days as the state Legislature works on a budget plan.
Arizona Educators United organizer Kelly Wendland Fisher told members during a Facebook Live video Monday night that they need to keep the pressure on lawmakers to ensure the budget provides needed cash for schools.
The budget deal between Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and majority GOP House and Senate leaders provides a 9 percent raise next school year and 20 percent by 2020. It also restores some previous cuts to school funding.
Fisher told teachers to organize events with parents or other backers in their home districts Tuesday morning and then come to the Capitol to keep pressure on lawmakers.
The strike began Thursday with a huge march to the Capitol and has continued daily. Some schools plan to hold classes Tuesday but most remain closed.