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Florence’s flooding creates challenges for N.C. schools

Hurricane Florence floods U.S. 421 in New Hanover and Pender counties. Photo from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Hurricane Florence floods U.S. 421 in New Hanover and Pender counties. Photo from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: Some public school students missed weeks of classroom instruction because of Hurricane Florence. State lawmakers have granted local school systems flexibility in making up that lost time. But that still leaves school systems with challenges in trying to educate thousands of students. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, evaluates those challenges.