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CHICAGO — Parents and students at Chicago Public Schools are expected to take part in “walk-in” protests today to call for more money for schools.

The protests are happening across the country today, as an effort to bring attention to education funding.

The Chicago Teachers Union is also using these walk-ins to protest recent budget cuts and to call for a fair contract for teachers.

The demonstration was organized in part by CTU, which is in the middle of tense negotiations with CPS over a new contract.

The union recently rejected an offer and now school officials are threatening layoffs at the end of the month to save money.

The union for its part has threatened to strike.