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It’s the final day of school and Kara Stone’s room is unrecognizable.
Stark white walls surround her. The colorful posters and decorations are gone. The ’70s and ’80s rock music has been shut off.
It’s starting to set in.
After 25 years of teaching special education and 16 years as the special education lead at Young Elementary School in Decatur, she’s leaving the classroom for good.
“It hasn’t really hit me yet,” Stone said. “It’ll hit me. It’ll hit