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Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Teachers’ Group: If Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, Lawmakers Should Too

The NCAE blamed GOP lawmakers in Raleigh and DC for more than 27,000 jobs lost in NC schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘This Was Completely Preventable’: Educators Question NC Teacher’s Death From COVID

After a Stanly County teacher dies of coronavirus, NC educators debate the safety of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

CMS student Addison Thompson (left) takes part in her daily classwork in her home via remote learning while her mother Amanda assists her. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Coronavirus Clusters Emerge as NC Schools Reopen With Mix of Remote, In-Person Learning

A month after NC schools reconvened, the state has confirmed 15 coronavirus clusters in public and private schools.

An American flag is in a classroom as students work on laptops in Newlon Elementary School early Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, which is one of 55 Discovery Link sites set up by Denver Public Schools where students are participating in remote learning in this time of the new coronavirus from a school in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Trump Keeps Lying About COVID and Kids As Schools Struggle to Report Case Numbers

There is no federal system to track outbreaks at schools in the United States and states differ significantly on what they report.

(AP Photo/Gary Robertson)
‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans for Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

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Kids Brought Coronavirus Home From Day Care, CDC Study Finds

An 8-month-old at one facility transmitted COVID-19 to both parents, and another infected parent required hospitalization, researchers said.