Deal Reached to Get California Children Back in Classrooms

The majority of California's 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders.

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, Assistant Principal Janette Van Gelderen, left, welcomes students at Newhall Elementary in Santa Clarita, Calif. California's public schools could get $6.6 billion from the state Legislature if they return to in-person instruction by the end of March, according to a new agreement announced Monday, March 1, 2021, between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's legislative leaders. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The majority of California’s 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. Critics panned the plan as inadequate. Most pupils have been distance learning for the past year. But with coronavirus cases falling rapidly throughout the state, there has been increasing pressure to break a legislative logjam that has held up a statewide…

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