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Muriel Henderson (left) works with Grace Byers, a fourth-grader at Burnside Elementary, Thursday morning. Byers said since she's been working with Henderson, her reading has improved and she's now reading at her grade level.

'Fostering' education

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Muriel Henderson said being a foster grandparent is one of the most rewarding things she's ever done. And for Grace Byers, a fourth-grader at Burnside Elementary School, working with Henderson has improved not only her grades, but also her confidence.


"(I'm) reading faster than I did," Byers said.

As a foster grandparent, Henderson's main role is working with Burnside students one-on-one to improve their reading skills.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.