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39 districts seek leeway on school standards

Posted: May 7, 2014 at 5:19 a.m.

Ashley Violantes, 10, talks about how she solved a math problem Tuesday in Dawn Buchanan’s fourth-grade class at Elmdale Elementary in Springdale. Ashley and the rest of the class were using extended children’s mathematics to solve math problems. The students are allowed to solve a problem any way they can but must show their work and explain it to the class.

Pamela Kessell, an administrator for the Hope School District, thinks high school teachers should be able to exceed the state maximum of 150 students per day if they teach online classes.

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