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Wake County students might not return to class for a while

Both the Wake County school system and Durham Public Schools say students will be taught online while schools are closed, but it will focus on old course material and not new content.

All North Carolina K-12 public schools are closed through at least March 27 as a result of the executive order signed Saturday by Gov. Roy Cooper to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a message posted Tuesday night, Wake County Superintendent Cathy Moore said the district expects to share additional information next week about how remote learning will be used because school buildings are closed.

“Expectations and options for remote learning are being developed, and will include input from staff, administrators, and teachers,” Moore said in the message. “The purpose of remote learning is to reinforce concepts previously taught, to keep children engaged and to reduce learning loss.”

Read the full News & Observer story here.

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