Ron Pearson, a fourth grader, is greeted during the first day of school at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Monday, August 29, 2016. The Wake County school system may add a magnet school program back at Lincoln Heights.
Ron Pearson, a fourth grader, is greeted during the first day of school at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Monday, August 29, 2016. The Wake County school system may add a magnet school program back at Lincoln Heights. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Ron Pearson, a fourth grader, is greeted during the first day of school at Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Monday, August 29, 2016. The Wake County school system may add a magnet school program back at Lincoln Heights. Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
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Wake County school board to discuss new and revised magnet schools

October 18, 2016 06:00 AM

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