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Republicans Back Program For Students Lagging From Virus

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North Carolina House Republicans are backing a summer school program designed to target K-12 students at risk of academic failure as virtual learning continues during the pandemic. House Speaker Tim Moore highlighted the idea Tuesday. He said the measure will be discussed in a committee Wednesday. The in-person program would last six weeks. Moore says districts are getting enough COVID-19 relief money to fund the program, which includes hiring teachers temporarily. The House and Senate also have agreed on a compromise on separate legislation that would require all districts to offer at least partial in-person instruction now. The Senate approved that measure late Tuesday.