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As the Uvalde, Texas, community considers the future of the school, Maria Castañon Hernandez reflects on how it's changed.
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Maria Castanon Hernandez poses for a portrait at her home in Uvalde, Texas, on July 20, 2022.
Maria Castañon Hernandez, who attended Robb Elementary School and later became and teacher and counselor in the Uvalde school district, at her home in Uvalde, Texas.
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Educators share on social media what they want new teachers to know before starting the 2022-23 school year.
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Student Well-Being As Free School Meals End, School Nutrition Directors Brace for Challenges
After Congress failed to extend free school meal waivers last year, many families will have to start paying for lunch and breakfast again.
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Prevention best practices focus on testing, vaccinations, and school building ventilation.
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