MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans decided Wednesday to shift federal aid to schools that offer in-person instruction, saying science supports putting kids back in class and it's time to reopen after a year of struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Republican lawmakers have grown impatient with schools that have chosen to remain virtual as the pandemic drags on. They argue their constituents need their children in school so they can go to work and point to recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert, and President Joe Biden that children need to be in school.

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