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"I hear that all the time, 'The children come first, the children come first,' " Fisher said. "We are going to put real muscle behind that statement," occupational therapist Debra Fisher, right, said in a StoryCorps interview with special education teacher Emma Pelosi. Courtesy of Debra Fisher and Emma Pelosi hide caption

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Under Pandemic Stressors, NYC Special Ed Teams Vow To 'Put The Children First'

Emma Pelosi and Debra Fisher, who work with children with special needs at separate New York public schools, find support from each other through the challenges of getting kids back to school.

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For Inmates With COVID-19, Anxiety and Isolation Make Prison 'Like A Torture Chamber'

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How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

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Trump Administration Appeals Order That Extends Census Counting Through Oct. 31

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"I hear that all the time, 'The children come first, the children come first,' " Fisher said. "We are going to put real muscle behind that statement," occupational therapist Debra Fisher, right, said in a StoryCorps interview with special education teacher Emma Pelosi. Courtesy of Debra Fisher and Emma Pelosi hide caption

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Under Pandemic Stressors, NYC Special Ed Teams Vow To 'Put The Children First'

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A Day in Port-Royal Ending Satellites
Hollow And Ghosts Ending Satellites
Soothing Laura Marling
Tall Cruise We Came From The North
Sea's Descent We Came From The North
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A Candidate, Not A Prosecutor: Harris' Role In Upcoming Supreme Court Hearings

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