From left, Jerry Crisler, 9, Aniya Pettiford, 10, Aniyah Alford, 10, and Miguel Candela, 10, use 'whisper phones' to listen to themselves read out loud during writing and reading in their fourth grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 in Raleigh. Walnut Creek is one of nine elementary schools that could switch to the year-round calendar in 2016.
From left, Jerry Crisler, 9, Aniya Pettiford, 10, Aniyah Alford, 10, and Miguel Candela, 10, use 'whisper phones' to listen to themselves read out loud during writing and reading in their fourth grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 in Raleigh. Walnut Creek is one of nine elementary schools that could switch to the year-round calendar in 2016. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
From left, Jerry Crisler, 9, Aniya Pettiford, 10, Aniyah Alford, 10, and Miguel Candela, 10, use 'whisper phones' to listen to themselves read out loud during writing and reading in their fourth grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 in Raleigh. Walnut Creek is one of nine elementary schools that could switch to the year-round calendar in 2016. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
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