At Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, third-grader Andy Mendez, center, and his classmates do push-ups in Master Shaheed Muhammad's Kung Fu-cise class. Torchlight faces closure if schools don’t improve this school year. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com
At Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, third-grader Andy Mendez, center, and his classmates do push-ups in Master Shaheed Muhammad's Kung Fu-cise class. Torchlight faces closure if schools don’t improve this school year. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com CHRIS SEWARD cseward@newsobserver.com
At Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, third-grader Andy Mendez, center, and his classmates do push-ups in Master Shaheed Muhammad's Kung Fu-cise class. Torchlight faces closure if schools don’t improve this school year. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com CHRIS SEWARD cseward@newsobserver.com
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