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North Carolina Lawmakers Finalize In-Person Instruction Mandate

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The North Carolina General Assembly has finalized a mandate for school districts to offer daily in-person instruction to K-12 students, some of whom have been kept out of classrooms for nearly a year due to the pandemic. The House’s vote on Wednesday approved the compromise measure with the Senate, which voted for the same bill Tuesday. The measure now goes to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who has been opposed to the mandate and has been trying to persuade schools to open at least some classes, rather than forcing them. Cooper can veto the bill or it could become law. Bill supporters want classrooms swiftly reopened, saying students are risking academic failure.