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Hospital School Keeps Sick Students On Track

Cook Children's Hospital and Fort Worth I.S.D. offer hospitalized kids an excellent education.

By Kim Fischer
|  Monday, Sep 13, 2010  |  Updated 12:38 PM CDT
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Patients Attend School in the Hospital

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Patients keep up with classes thanks to a program at Cook Children's Medical Center.

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A program at Cook Children's Medical Center Students who can't get back to school because they're on the hospital ha
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At Cook Children's Medical Center, the kids aren't letting their sickness get in the way of an education thanks to Cook Children's School.

The school is a partnership between the hospital and the Fort Worth Independent School District. A group of teachers with Fort Worth I.S.D. stay in close contact with the children's teachers back home so the kids can continue their normal curriculum. Many parents say the school’s availability is a relief for them.

"One of my worries was him getting behind and possibly failing the 5th grade possibly just because he was sick," said mother Heather Lutz.

The kids get one on one in classroom training, as long as they have doctor approval.

"We have students that come into the school if they're able to come that's determined by the doctor if they can actually come into the school room, or if we need to go into their room and see them in their hospital room," said teacher Jan Sordini.

The teachers say the classroom also gives the kids a break from their doctors and hospital beds.

Just like regular school, the kids go to class Monday through Friday.

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