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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly on Monday, March 1, tried but failed — by one vote, 29-20 — to override the governor’s veto of a bill to reopen schools, even as students — parents, too — suffer, and opinion polls show residents want children back in the classroom.

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East Rockingham Elementary School Counselor Sarah Radford is part of a group of elementary counselors nationwide who have a group on Facebook. The group bounces ideas off of each other, asks each other questions, and collaborates about the school counseling profession.  

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Thursday, 18 February 2021 12:37

OPINION: We're failing our children

Here’s my latest unpopular opinion, at least among people who generally agree with me. We should be reopening schools and our reaction and response to the coronavirus has been driven more by hysteria than reality. The damage we are doing to our children is unknown, but it’s certainly more harmful to them than the disease itself. The risk to the teachers and school personnel is minimal with the right precautions. 

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RALEIGH — The N.C. House and Senate have come to terms on legislation to reopen schools for in-person instruction. 

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RALEIGH — Majorities of the House and Senate agree that N.C. schools need legislative prodding to reopen, but they’re struggling to come to terms on how to do it.

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Friday, 12 February 2021 10:58

N.C. Democrats push to raise minimum wage

RALEIGH — Following President Biden’s proposal to increase the minimum wage nationally to $15 an hour, a handful of Democrats in the N.C. legislature have introduced a bill that would set that same earnings benchmark for noncertified public school employees.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s call for more money for schools while also indicating he would veto a bill that could send students back to school has many in the state scratching their heads.

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RALEIGH — The Democrat-controlled N.C. State Board of Education approved Thursday, Feb. 4, a sweeping rewrite of the state’s social studies standards that will now teach nearly every aspect of American history through the lens of racism and discrimination.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly passed a bill Thursday, Feb. 4,  that provides more than $2 billion in COVID aid across the state, most of it to public schools.

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Wednesday, 03 February 2021 12:39

Republicans moving to mandate public-school reopening

RALEIGH — N.C. lawmakers have sent a bill to reopen schools for K-12 students to the Senate floor. Under the bill, schools must offer K-12 students in-person learning at least part of the week. Special needs kids would regain full-time, in-person learning. The Senate Rules Committee unanimously gave Senate Bill 37 a favorable report Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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