Barwell Road Elementary school teacher Yolanda Roman works with 2nd grader Eneida Guillen-Oregon learning subtraction with 10s and 100s during math period in Roman's homeroom Thursday, March 17, 2016. Barwell Elementary is one of two Wake County schools the Wake School system wants state permission to operate more flexibly like charter schools to help improve student performance.
Barwell Road Elementary school teacher Yolanda Roman works with 2nd grader Eneida Guillen-Oregon learning subtraction with 10s and 100s during math period in Roman's homeroom Thursday, March 17, 2016. Barwell Elementary is one of two Wake County schools the Wake School system wants state permission to operate more flexibly like charter schools to help improve student performance. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Barwell Road Elementary school teacher Yolanda Roman works with 2nd grader Eneida Guillen-Oregon learning subtraction with 10s and 100s during math period in Roman's homeroom Thursday, March 17, 2016. Barwell Elementary is one of two Wake County schools the Wake School system wants state permission to operate more flexibly like charter schools to help improve student performance. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
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