Fifth-grade students David Ruiz (left) and Rasquim Antxane (right) build pyramids using sugar cubes at Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh on Oct. 20, 2016. Barwell and Walnut Creek elementary schools used state flexibility to operate more like a charter school to hold a week of fun, non-traditional learning activities. Wake County is considering applying for the same flexibility for 10 other schools.
Fifth-grade students David Ruiz (left) and Rasquim Antxane (right) build pyramids using sugar cubes at Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh on Oct. 20, 2016. Barwell and Walnut Creek elementary schools used state flexibility to operate more like a charter school to hold a week of fun, non-traditional learning activities. Wake County is considering applying for the same flexibility for 10 other schools. T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
Fifth-grade students David Ruiz (left) and Rasquim Antxane (right) build pyramids using sugar cubes at Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh on Oct. 20, 2016. Barwell and Walnut Creek elementary schools used state flexibility to operate more like a charter school to hold a week of fun, non-traditional learning activities. Wake County is considering applying for the same flexibility for 10 other schools. T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
WakeEd

WakeEd

The latest news on the Wake County school system

Wake County considers operating more schools like charter schools

November 14, 2016 06:00 AM

UPDATED November 14, 2016 06:00 AM

More Videos

  • Parents campaign to urge lawmakers for K-3 class size flexibility

    Combs Elementary School PTA volunteers talk with parents as they wait in carpool line Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 near the school. Volunteers were urging parents to ask state legislators to give school districts flexibility on the new K-3 class sizes going into effect in July. The smaller class sizes could cost school districts problems such as losing art and music classrooms and forcing classes to share rooms.

WakeEd

The WakeEd blog is devoted to discussing and answering questions about the major issues facing the Wake County school system. WakeEd is maintained by The News & Observer's Wake schools reporter, T. Keung Hui.