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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.

Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

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

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

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Landfill workers bury all plastic except soda bottles and milk jugs at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in southern Oregon. Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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

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A sign promoting participation in the 2020 census is displayed nearby as Selena Rides Horse enters information into a phone for a member of the Crow Indian Tribe at a counting station set up by Western Native Voice in Lodge Grass, Mont., in August. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Appeals Order That Bars Census From Ending Early

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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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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. That took place in the run-up to her presidential bid. Now, she'll face the spotlight as her party's vice presidential nominee. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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A Candidate, Not A Prosecutor: Harris' Role In Upcoming Supreme Court Hearings

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