Restart 2018

Restart program gives some low-performing schools flexibility to help struggling students

This is the first story in a three-part series about North Carolina’s Restart program which gives some of the state’s lowest-performing public schools more flexibility to make changes in the hopes of improving student performance.

About the authors

Alex Granados is a researcher and legislative reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex attended Wake Technical Community College before transferring to and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005.… Read full bio »

Kelly Hinchcliffe is an education reporter at WRAL in Raleigh, where she has worked for 10 years. She was previously an education reporter at The Herald-Sun in Durham and at The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md.

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