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N.C. Students Can Demand Transfer

June 27, 2002

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Students attending North Carolina’s most violent schools will be allowed to transfer to safer schools under new state and federal policies.

Starting in 2004, schools with five or more violent crimes per 1,000 students for two straight years could be designated ``persistently dangerous″ under a policy adopted this month by the State Board of Education.

The board will decide which schools meet that designation.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act, approved in January, allows transfers at academically failing or dangerous schools but left it up to each state to determine how to determine if a school is ``persistently dangerous.″

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