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N.C. Senate Approves Bill Requiring K-12 Schools To Reopen

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North Carolina state senators have sent a bill over to the House that would require K-12 public schools to offer an option of at least some in-person instruction to students. Teacher advocates worry about the safety of reopening since the state is not currently allowing those workers to get vaccinated. Gov. Roy Cooper has strongly recommended school boards reopen but does not want to mandate it. The bill introduced by Republicans would give districts a couple weeks to get kids back into classrooms. Parents would still have the option of having their child continue to learn remotely.