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As help falls short, a child is left to struggle

By Stephanie Wash
June 1, 2006

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Balloons were scattered. The children's shirts were adorned with fresh orchids. Hundreds of families were packed into the elementary school auditorium last June for fifth-grade graduation. Yet I felt a large void as I took my seat. Not all the fifth-graders I had tutored, and had grown to love, had made it. (Full article: 681 words)

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