RALEIGH – 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 Johnson 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.
 
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