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46% Of N.C. School's Students Fail Classes In Some Grades

Nearly half of third to 12th grade students at a North Carolina school district failed a class this school year while taking virtual classes. Wilson County Schools says 46% of students in those grades failed a class during the first nine weeks of the school year. That’s more than double the rate from the same period last year. WRAL-TV reports the first quarter of the school year was entirely remote. Elementary and middle school students then transitioned into hybrid learning. Superintendent Dr. Lane Mills said in a statement that the outcome is “not what we want for our students and system." He says it's a pattern “happening across the state.”