Dozens of schools around County Durham will be fully or partially closed again on Wednesday, as a strike by teaching assistants continues.
Around 100 schools were disrupted on Tuesday, as unions estimated more than 1,000 TAs took part in the walkout in a dispute over pay.
Some teaching assistants say they could lose nearly a quarter of their salaries, under plans to pay them for term-time only.
Durham County Council insists it must make the contract changes to avoid equal pay claims from other staff.
More than 100 schools in County Durham are closed or partially closed as teaching assistants go on strike.
At least 100 primary schools in County Durham will be affected by a strike by teaching assistants on Tuesday and Wednesday.