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Governor Wants All Districts To Return Pupils To Classrooms


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says would like to see all 115 school districts in the state allow students to return to physical classrooms. But he said Tuesday that he does not support a bill from Republican state lawmakers that would do just that. Cooper instead wants districts to decide for themselves which learning options are best for their community. Advocates for teachers are frustrated the state has not bumped up that workforce on the vaccine priority list. They also worry that not enough money is being given to them to safely reopen. New state guidance calls for lesser safety standards for elementary school students.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.