Eased leave rules seek to get more N.C. employees in schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state employees can fill in as paid substitute teachers to address K-12 school staff shortages exacerbated by COVID-19′s surge while using special time off otherwise used for volunteering, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday.   What You Need To Know State employees will be able to fill in as … Read more

How many COVID-19 cases will force a closure? Are schools really safer than two weeks ago? Answers to some of your most asked back-to-school questions

Ontario’s chief medical of health was frank as he addressed the province’s parents, who for weeks have been on a back-to-school roller-coaster — first preparing to send their kids to class amid a COVID-19 surge, then shifting to online learning as schools shuttered, and now readying for a return to in-person learning. “I understand that … Read more