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Wednesday January 19th

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CHCCS English language learners' test scores drop 30.3 percent from pre-pandemic years

CHCCS recently released student proficiency data for standardized tests conducted in the 2020-21 school year.  The data showed that proficiency scores for students decreased significantly, particularly for English language learners, between 2018-19 and 2020-21, down 13.7 percent. “We don’t know what caused all the changes, and we didn't test all the children,” Diane Villwock, executive director of assessment and research at CHCCS, said. “So when we compare this to '18-'19, and we know the instruction was different, we've got to be really careful to not lean too hard on that comparison. It's not apples to apples.”

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The UNC health care office's entrance pictured on Sept. 26.

Local health workers resign over COVID-19 vaccination requirement

Seventy workers have resigned from UNC Health because of their refusal to abide by the system's COVID-19 vaccination mandate.  Thirty-nine workers have resigned from Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro.  In light of the shortage of health workers in North Carolina, a departure of employees because of the vaccine mandate could add stress to those workers who are vaccinated. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. A vendor sells two alcoholic beverages to a customer during a UNC football game at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021. 

New state law modifies NC alcohol laws, ABC store policies

House Bill 890 allows online orders at ABC stores and the purchase of a second alcoholic beverage at college sporting events.  It also makes revisions to winery and distillery laws, allows ABC stores to sell refrigerated beverages and no longer requires the town of Cary to issue its own liquor licenses. The bill also establishes the North Carolina Spirituous Liquor Advisory Council. The council will be in charge of helping grow and develop the liquor industry in the state.

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