A day of disruption for parents and children across the region, as teachers went on strike over pay, pensions and workloads. The government has accused the strikers of damaging children's education, while the unions insist that without better conditions the quality of teaching will suffer.
But despite hundreds of their staff turning out for rallies, many schools in the East DID manage to stay open. Here's a report by our education correspondent Elodie Harper...
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