Teacher and Student
Lenairion Cole, 11, gets some help from 5th grade teacher Kevin Cooper at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul. This fall, the St. Paul school district ushered students with emotional and behavioral disabilities back into mainstream classrooms, shuttering so-called learning centers where they used to spend most of the school day. Cole is one of two special needs students in the class.
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