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Xavier School of Excellence, in South Bend, Indiana, is a special place. Students come to school excited and ready to learn. Educators talk about school choice, student success, and how they handle obstacles. For more information visit: http://www.xavierschool.org

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Tara Miller, school social worker, discusses the importance of collaboration, and believes that helping students identify and address barriers is essential for success.
Date uploaded: January 27, 2017

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