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Teachers, students tell Colorado lawmakers about effects of budget cuts

DENVER (AP) – Teachers, parents and schoolchildren are headed to the state Capitol to tell lawmakers from both parties about how looming budget cuts will hurt education.

The House and Senate education committees planned a joint session Thursday to hear about how the proposed cuts will affect the classroom. Teacher layoffs, larger class sizes and higher fees to ride school buses are looming in many districts facing cuts for next school year.

Some school districts are also looking at closing some schools, cutting afterschool activities or shortening the school year to save money.



The full Legislature is waiting until next week to comb through specific cuts proposed in next year’s spending plan.


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