Among Schoolchildren Setting & Symbolism

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Holyoke, Massachusetts

Holyoke is an industrial town in Massachusetts where Kelly School is located.

The Flats

The Flats is an older, poorer, more run down section of Holyoke. Many of Chris' students live in the Flats.

Kelly School

Kelly School is a school located in the Flats where Chris teaches.

Puerto Rico

Chris and Billy along with other teachers from Chris' school take a trip to Puerto Rico.

Cumes

Cumes stands for cumulative folders. Cume folders track the school history of each student. Usually, the bigger the cume folder, the more problems the child has.

Alpha Class

A class for problem students. Clarence is moved into this classroom by Al.

Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge Village is a preserved town from the 1800s. Chris and her children go on a field trip to see how people from the past lived their lives.

Sacred Heart

Chris' church in Holyoke. Although the...

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