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Victoria Johnson


Orange County Schools request funds for bilingual pre-K program expansion

Orange County Schools Superintendent Monique Felder told Board members that the program would expand New Hope Elementary’s existing dual-language program. According to a board member, a bilingual teacher would switch between Spanish and English throughout lessons, allowing for both native English and Spanish speakers to learn some of each language.  

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Durham Public Schools resumes feeding program after coronavirus-related shutdown

More than 60 percent of the district’s students receive free or reduced-price lunches, he said. That’s why Durham Public Schools launched a daily meal support program on March 23 after closing schools a week before. For two weeks, district employees distributed meals to students at 81 sites across the county.  But on April 6, the district stopped the program after an on-site employee tested positive for COVID-19 and most of its staff applied for state emergency paid leave through April 30. 

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