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By EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s statewide school board will allow schools to avoid adding five days to the school year, especially if the time is used to improve teacher training.

The State Board of Education on Friday decided to allow schools an option to postpone for this year extending the academic calendar beginning with the new school year in August.

The General Assembly gave the state school board the power to make exceptions to a state law requiring the longer year. The extra class time is coming from five days throughout the school year set aside for teachers to plan and train.

The state school board will allow waivers to extending the academic year if up to five days is used to train teachers to better meet uniform math and reading benchmarks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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