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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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The Bell Tower looms over the campus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which has avoided major penalties over a long-running academic scandal that involved its sports teams. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Mission San Jose, one of five missions in San Antonio designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The cultural aid agency has designated more than 1,000 such sites around the world — including more than 20 in the U.S. — to celebrate their "outstanding universal value." Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Nora Ortiz Navarro, the social worker at Escuela Gaspar Vilá Mayans, leads students in exercises to help them deal with stress and feel calm. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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For Puerto Rico's Children, Finding A 'Safe Place' In The Few Schools That Are Open

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Eric Arjon practices on a circuit board at Lone Star College's new construction trades center in Houston. He is training to become a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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After Hurricane, Texas School Tries To Meet Demand For Construction Workers

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How Social Studies Educators Approach The Holiday Named For Columbus

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A teacher greets students on the first day of elementary school in Mosul, where regular classes have started for the first time since ISIS took over the northern Iraqi city three years ago. Hundreds of schools were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back Mosul. Others that have reopened lack books and basic supplies. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul's Children Go Back To School

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What's Changed In South Carolina Schools Since Violent Student Arrest

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Deadly Hazing Continues On College Campuses

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2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico

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Zannah Mustapha and the students of the Future Prowess School he founded for children caught up in the Boko Haram conflict. This week he won a U.N. prize for his efforts. Rahima Gambo/UNHCR hide caption

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