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These are the names of children and adults killed in mass shootings and stabbings at schools and universities in the United States going back to the Bethel Regional School shooting, Feb. 19, 1997:

Schools

Do you remember the last book you read? Do you remember every character and plot point? Are you prepared to answer any question about any detail of that book in under 30 seconds? That’s basically what students all over the district train to do during Battle of the Books, a national reading incentive program for grades three through 12.

Arts

Savanna Bradley is the collections manager at the Pratt Museum in Homer, but she’s been a personal fan and lover of the building and all its artifacts since childhood. To watch her slide out drawers of fragile bones and handle handcrafted fishhooks is to watch a professional care for her many charges, but to hear her talk about the Pratt and all it has to offer is to listen to the perspective of a lifelong lover of history.

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