High student-mobility rates are hard not only on children, but on their teachers as well, writes teacher Laura Reasoner Jones, a Virginia technology specialist. Relationships with students abruptly are torn apart, leaving teachers in mourning and less willing to befriend future pupils. But if educators treat every day as if it may be each child's last one at the school, they may be able to keep doing their best for each child without the pain of sudden separation, she writes.

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