Students with special needs in Keene, N.H., receive instruction in small groups for part of the day at learning centers in each of the district's elementary schools, part of a changing dynamic in how special-education services are provided. Teachers work to identify the individual needs of each student, helping provide them with the services they need to learn. "We only have them six-and-a-half hours a day, but we have a responsibility to keep them safe in an environment to learn to the best of their potential," a district official said.

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