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By Jana Hill 

No capes | Editor's Note

Paraeducators are essential, to parents


Last updated 2/12/2021 at 10:34am

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As a Mama, I know which jobs are the most essential: the ones that keep kids safe, happy and fed. Those rate at the absolute top.

Everett Public Schools is hiring paraeducators. They are the sidekicks to the teaching staff, and I am wondering if they should be issued capes. These imperative people are the ones who shepherd kids on and off the bus, dry the tears at lunchtime when a kindergartener has a wave of midday homesickness, and make sure the science project has a bag of dirt, the math-lesson a pair of dice.

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