From left, Kelly Morales, 7, Leslye Monterroza, 6, and Joselynne Serrano, 6, read through books donated through the WAKE Up and Read Book Drive during a book fair at Fox Road Elementary School in Raleigh on May 2, 2016. The State Board of Education voted Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, to allow Fox Road and 18 other struggling schools to operate more like charter schools.
From left, Kelly Morales, 7, Leslye Monterroza, 6, and Joselynne Serrano, 6, read through books donated through the WAKE Up and Read Book Drive during a book fair at Fox Road Elementary School in Raleigh on May 2, 2016. The State Board of Education voted Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, to allow Fox Road and 18 other struggling schools to operate more like charter schools. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
From left, Kelly Morales, 7, Leslye Monterroza, 6, and Joselynne Serrano, 6, read through books donated through the WAKE Up and Read Book Drive during a book fair at Fox Road Elementary School in Raleigh on May 2, 2016. The State Board of Education voted Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, to allow Fox Road and 18 other struggling schools to operate more like charter schools. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com

NC allows 19 struggling schools to operate more like charters

December 01, 2016 11:27 AM

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