Beyond “ unprecedented ,” “ uncertain ,” and other words we ’ ve never needed so much , the year so far is , above all , one of change .
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“ I long to exist in places where I am understood as I am , not as I am perceived to be …” conne
— Yelena Bailey , PhD ’ 16 , Author and director of education policy — see p . 52
“ I ’ m hopeful we absorb the smart changes that need to happen now and keep them going …”