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Bill OK'd By NC House Wants Social Studies Change Delayed

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A proposed coronavirus relief fund and policy bill for North Carolina’s K-12 schools also would delay by one year the implementation of new social studies standards. The measure approved in the House on Wednesday also would push back details to carry out a personal finance class that will be a graduation requirement. The State Board of Education approved social studies standards in February. They tell teachers to discuss racism and the perspectives of historically marginalized groups more explicitly. Conservative critics called the standards overly negative. The bill now heading to the Senate also determines how to spend additional American Rescue Plan money for schools.