Newsom signs law aimed at putting kids in class

California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Friday aimed at returning public school students to classrooms.

Newsom signed the law a day after it passed the state Legislature by a wide margin.

The law offers $2 billion to school districts that provide in-person instruction by the end of March. It also offers another $4.6 billion for all schools to help students catch up on what they have missed. At least 85% of that money must be spent on in-person learning.

Critics say the bill doesn’t go far enough while some teachers still resist returning to the classroom.

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