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Minnesota students, teacher raise money for accessible playground | USA TODAY

Betsy Julien and her students at the Glen Lake Elementary School raised nearly $700,000 to build an accessible playground in Minnesota.

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Students at a Minnesota elementary school are getting an A+ in compassion this year after raising over $600,000 to make their playground wheelchair-accessible and more inclusive.

The project was started by Betsy Julien, a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Glen Lake Elementary School. She noticed the school’s current playground isn’t equipped for all children. The school has about eight students who currently use wheelchairs, said Julien, who also has a child of her own who uses a wheelchair.

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