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Teachers take class on helping inmates' children


FOX LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A Cardinal Stritch University instructor is helping teach Wisconsin teachers to help prison inmates' children.

  Angel Clark teaches a two-day continuing education class for teachers on how to respond to students with imprisoned parents.

  The U.S. Bureau of Prisons says children with a parent in prison are six times more likely to serve time themselves.

  But Clark says those children can be just as successful as others if given the right help.

  She talks to teachers about being flexible with homework, getting involved beyond the classroom and ways to lighten the load for the parent still at home.

  Twenty teachers participated in last month's class, which included a visit to the Fox Lake Correctional Institution.

  Clark says she hopes to expand the class in the future.

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