The American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Conn., is nearly 200 years old but, like many schools for children who cannot hear across the country, it is coping with sagging enrollment as more students are educated in mainstream schools. To remain relevant, the private school has invested in new technology, such as interactive whiteboards, and is planning a new state-of-the-art classroom facility for its 170 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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