I was summoned to the office 10 minutes before the morning bell, which often signals a teacher is getting a new student. Teachers in rooms next to mine even predicted that as the reason for the summons as I headed out of my room.

Sure enough, I was. Not to worry, though, I was told, because I would probably never see Celest, our new student. The reason? She had leukemia, was undergoing chemotherapy, and was unable to attend school because of her weakened immune system.

I learned that a home studies teacher would instruct her, but by law she had...

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