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
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