10/14/2009

Three school districts near Kansas City, Mo., feature elective programs in which students tutor their peers with special needs in academic and real-world skills. The students work together on activities ranging from running an on-campus coffee shop to improving interpersonal communication. "Our general-education population and students with special needs are growing up together, which promotes incredible understanding for both groups," says one district official. "Today's peer tutors will be tomorrow's employers."

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