Fukushima School in Limbo, Two Years After Nuclear Disaster

Michie Niikawa struggles to define her role as school principal. Two years since taking over at Ukedo Elementary School in the town of Namie, the 54-year-old has yet to welcome her first class of students, greet teachers, or visit classrooms. Most days, she works in a cramped corner on the second floor of a prefabricated structure that houses city hall, 50 miles from the town. "[The school] exists in name alone," Niikawa, a 34-year veteran teacher says. "I have struggled to find ways to best...Full Story
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