10/12/2013 08:23 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Miami-Dade School District Stops Hiring Amid Federal Shutdown


In the month since her school's only fourth grade writing teacher suddenly resigned, Lenora B Smith Elementary Principal Contessa Bryant has hustled to keep things together for some 60 students. Bryant leads writing class between meetings, and when she can't be there, enlists a team of substitutes to teach the key subject, tested by the state.

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