From left, Tenajia Pratt, 9, Cammora Shirley, 9, and Semaya LaSane, 9, read in a group during reading and writing time in their fourth grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C.
From left, Tenajia Pratt, 9, Cammora Shirley, 9, and Semaya LaSane, 9, read in a group during reading and writing time in their fourth grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
From left, Tenajia Pratt, 9, Cammora Shirley, 9, and Semaya LaSane, 9, read in a group during reading and writing time in their fourth grade class at Walnut Creek Elementary School on Jan. 11, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com