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School Programs Among Those Facing Cuts

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Students at Connecticut’s 16 state-run technical high schools are awaiting word on whether their sports teams, art programs and music instruction will fall victim to state budget cuts.

Elsewhere, university students are worried about whether their financial aid might shrink and their class sizes might grow.

Millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts in education remained on the table Tuesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration expressed hope that a money-savings concessions agreement could still be reached with state labor unions.

Without the concessions, the administration anticipates eliminating more than 6,500 state government jobs and cutting or reducing scores of programs.

They include eliminating all athletics at the state-run technical high schools, where one of every three students plays at least one sport and many are protesting the proposed cut.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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