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 was given the same flexibility that charter schools now get to set their school calendars and to spend state money.
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 was given the same flexibility that charter schools now get to set their school calendars and to spend state money. 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 was given the same flexibility that charter schools now get to set their school calendars and to spend state money. T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com