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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Pourshia Chambers-Motley gets a big bear hug from her daughter Imaiya Motley April 16 at Murphy Creek K-8. Officials from both the Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek School districts say they don’t enroll enough military-connected students to qualify for federal impact aid. But according to Brandi Ruiz, the new School Liaison Officer at Buckley Air Force Base, Adams and Arapahoe County have more than 2,500 combined school-age military kids. She thinks the districts’ counts may be off, and that both could qualify for federal money.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

When my husband deployed, my two older ones struggled with it a lot. I didn’t know if the staff understood if they were acting out or having bad days. That was hard initially.”

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