Around 50 primary and secondary schools have been affected today as 3000 teachers in Cumbria supported a national strike.
The National Union of Teachers is protesting against pensions, pay and working conditions.
Parents and grandparents have voiced mixed views about the action and the problems it has caused them.
Kim Inglis reports
Police in Dumfries and Galloway are investigating a spate of burglaries in towns and villages off the M74.
There have been about 10 break-ins since January in Lockerbie, Ecclefechan, Moffat, Lochmaben Johnstonebridge and Beattock.
Thieves have mainly stolen cash and jewellery.
The National Union of Teacher was on strike today.
Around fifty primary and secondary schools were at least partially closed today as 3,000 Cumbrian teachers supported a national strike.
We asked for your opinions.
– Tina Tattie Armitage, Facebook
Maybe parents should impose a fine on the school as the school would fine the parents if they took their kids out of school on unauthorised leave.
– Gerard Champney, Facebook.
Isn't it sad that professional people feel that they have to resort to strike action to protect their terms and conditions of employment.
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Schools across Cumbria are closed today as members of the national union of teachers go on strike. The NUT has over 3,000 members in Cumbria.
You can find out a list of schools that are closed here.