Students Jack O'Grady, left, Ryder Lawson, center, and Anwita Ambalavanan share iPads in Sarah Lloyd's first grade class at Mills Park Elementary in Cary NC on Nov. 22, 2016. School districts around North Carolina, including Wake County, are facing lower K-3 class sizes starting in the 2017-18 school year.
Students Jack O'Grady, left, Ryder Lawson, center, and Anwita Ambalavanan share iPads in Sarah Lloyd's first grade class at Mills Park Elementary in Cary NC on Nov. 22, 2016. School districts around North Carolina, including Wake County, are facing lower K-3 class sizes starting in the 2017-18 school year. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
Students Jack O'Grady, left, Ryder Lawson, center, and Anwita Ambalavanan share iPads in Sarah Lloyd's first grade class at Mills Park Elementary in Cary NC on Nov. 22, 2016. School districts around North Carolina, including Wake County, are facing lower K-3 class sizes starting in the 2017-18 school year. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
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  • 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.

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