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St. Paul, MN: New middle school has "3 specialized classrooms...for students who have autism..."

Sept 3, 2018, St. Paul Pioneer Press: New Cottage Grove school a modern showcase, with locker swipe cards, slam-down security doors Maybe it was the microphones that teachers wear in class. Or the lockers opened by swiping cards, rather than jiggling combination locks. Or the security doors that slam down throughout the building at the touch of a button…. The $72 million school will serve 920 students in grades 6 through 8 when it opens Tuesday. It has room to grow to 1,100 students, in a fast-growing neighborhood that includes parts of Woodbury, Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park. … The school is full of modern accommodations for special-ed students. … Three specialized classrooms are built for students who have autism, emotional disorders or developmental and cognitive delays. They are complete with chairs that rock and stools that wobble, for students who have difficulty sitting still. One classroom has a kitchen and laundry to teach life skills. …

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