Two days before graduation at the Mississippi School for the Deaf, the 10 seniors are on their class trip to Dallas, and the elementary school is having its awards day program. The rest of the student body does what any other school does in the festive penultimate days of an academically rigorous school year: winds down. In Mrs. Peterson’s classroom, an educational film about big cats splashes across the projector screen. The captions at the bottom of the screen describe the demise of an antelope in the jaws of a cheetah.
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Top international researchers as well as visitors from around the United States, will converge at the 50th Anniversary of Cued Speech Conference, which celebrates the enormous success at increasing literacy among students who are deaf/hard of hearing since Cued Speech was invented a half century ago.
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Nervousness was taking over, and the four elementary students in front of her were looking at her, expectantly. Unlike her previous teaching experiences, these kids were deaf. In that moment, she asked herself: “Can I handle this?”