A Wisconsin district is screening students for hearing difficulties, hoping to identify anything that might disrupt learning. Educators say student with a hearing difficulty or other impairments might appear apathetic in class, but they are not. "Whether it's a hearing problem or [vision]," one official said, "they've got to put a lot more energy now into attending to this, to see it or hear it. And a lot of kids will check out -- they just say, 'I can't put the energy into that,' ... so it may appear as if they're disinterested, disengaged."

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