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Thursday, September 22, 2011

What's the matter with teachers today?

Fifth-grader Brittany Villars, right, comforts Rainier View Elementary teacher Molly Smith after an emotional presentation as part of a school-closing ceremony 2007. Facing a budget crisis, the Seattle School Board voted to close the 49-year-old school, which has just reopened.