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Why Some NC Schools Want To Operate More Like Charter Schools While Others Are Wary

Some North Carolina school districts are rushing to take advantage of the ability to operate low-performing schools more like charter schools, while others are taking a more cautious approach. The State Board of Education voted Thursday to allow eight schools, including four in Johnston County, to use the "restart model" as a way to improve school performance. Schools in the program have the same flexibility of charter schools when it comes to setting calendars, spending state money and hiring teachers. But the state board also voted Thursday to trim the list of Durham schools that will use the restart model from 14 schools to two.  Read More 
T. Keung Hui | The News And Observer