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Erin Pruckno, a preschool teacher in Washington, D.C. (clockwise from top left); Mei-Ling Uliasz, a second-grade teacher in Danbury, Conn.; Elizabeth Metzger, right, an educator in south Florida, with a friend at a football game; and Mathias "Spider" Schergen, who teaches at Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts in Chicago. Elissa Nadworny/NPR (left column) and Courtesy of Mei-Ling Uliasz and Elizabeth "Biz" Metzger hide caption

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Five-year-old Kyle Romain sits on the lap of his grandmother, Barbara Romain, at a football game. Kyle lost his sight when he was hit by a stray bullet two months ago. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Art projects like these anatomy murals are woven into the curriculum at the Homer Plessy Community Charter school in New Orleans. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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