VASSALBORO, Maine (Portland Press Herald/Susan Kimball) Thirteen-year-old Abby Fisher sits in the light-filled kitchen of her Vassalboro home on a chilly April day getting ready for school.

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She opens her laptop and sets a small speaker on the table.

At the same time, about a mile away, the students in Abby’s seventh-grade science class at Vassalboro Community School are settling in at their desks.