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Triad teachers will hold rallies and press conferences Wednesday in Winston-Salem and Greensboro to protest state budget cuts to public education.

The rallies are sponsored by the N.C. Association of Educators, Progress N.C. and Public Schools First N.C.

The budget, signed last month by Gov. Pat McCrory, does not include raises for teachers and cuts pay for teachers with advanced degrees. It also eliminates about 3,800 teaching assistant positions

The Winston-Salem rally will be at 1:30 p.m. at Grace Court, off Fourth Street in the West End neighborhood. Speakers include Mayor Allen Joines, Anne Petitjean, the head of the Forsyth County Association of Educators and Rodney Ellis, head of the state chapter.

The rally in Greensboro will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at Government Plaza, 110 S. Greene St.