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Thousands of Teachers to Get Layoff Warnings

Thousands of California teachers and school staff are about to get layoff warnings in the mail this week.

School districts were required to send the notices, or pink slips, by Thursday.

About 100 teachers, parents and students gathered outside Elk Grove Elementary School Thursday morning, blowing bubbles, and shouting,"Don't blow it," a message they intended for California lawmakers. The visual show of protest against cuts in the state's education budget was organized by "Educate Our State," a statewide organization that held the same demonstration in about 15 schools Thursday, said Ronda Lim, who is with the group.

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