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Schools across the U.S. close and jobs lost due to budget crisis

UNDATED (WKOW) -- School districts across the country are in a budget crisis.

In Kansas City, half of the 61 schools are closing due to a $50 million deficit.

Seven hundred people are losing their jobs, as well.

Students and parents in Des Moines, Iowa protested at the capitol against a plan to cut hundreds of teaching jobs. Many in music and arts.

Next week the Detroit school board is expected to announce 40 school closings.

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