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Default Lines column, July/August 2011 edition of eSchool News—In Joplin, Mo., officials are hard at work this summer trying to recover from the devastating effects of the tornado that leveled much of the town in May.

According to a June 22 story from The Associated Press (AP), the tornado hit the school system especially hard: It killed seven students and one teacher and destroyed three school buildings, including the town’s only public high school. Seven...

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