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Rashema Melson gets a hug and has her photo taken with her cousin Anthony Young after the 2019 Georgetown University graduation ceremony. Robb Hill for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Once A Homeless D.C. Teen, Now A Georgetown Graduate

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Heather Burns at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, where she now teaches third grade. Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to pay for her own substitute while on sick leave. Stephanie Lister/KQED hide caption

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California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

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Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, speaks at Morehouse College on Feb. 17, 2018 in Atlanta. Smith announced on Sunday he will pay off the student debt of the college's entire 2019 graduating class. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class Of 2019

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Sarah and her mother, Sonia Lopez, who says her strong faith has been a source of strength over the past year. Allison Hess for NPR hide caption

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This Teen Nearly Died In A School Shooting. Now She's Just Trying To Live

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John Stokes, a student protester during the civil rights movement in the 1950's, speaks at a press conference in Richmond, Va., in 2004. As a high school senior in 1951, Stokes was one of the leaders of a student strike, protesting conditions at the all-black Moton High School in Virginia. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education: 'It's Never Going To Be Easy'

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Life Kit hosts Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner learn a thing or two about self-regulation, with help from Cookie Monster. NPR hide caption

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Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says in a letter that the Department of Education is getting in the way of efforts to police the student loan industry. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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CFPB Chief Says Education Department Is Blocking Student Loan Oversight

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The town of Erwin was the site of the now famous hanging of Mary the elephant in 1916. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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The Town That Hanged An Elephant Is Now Working To Save Them

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English teacher Shehtaz Huq and the eighth-graders at Bronx Prep Middle School behind the winning podcast — Sssh! Periods. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Periods! Why These 8th-Graders Aren't Afraid To Talk About Them

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Teaching kids math doesn't need to involve a textbook. LA Johnson hide caption

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Former University of Southern California soccer coach Laura Janke exiting a Boston federal court Tuesday, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Students in New York fill their lunch trays with hot food. In Rhode Island, a controversy over a plan to limit children to cold sandwiches if they had outstanding lunch balances was quickly reversed this week. Mary Esch/AP hide caption

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Students line up near STEM School Highlands Ranch during a shooting at the Colorado school that left one dead and eight injured on Tuesday. Shreya Nallapati via Reuters hide caption

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Changing How You Think Helps The Transition From Prisoner Back To Citizen

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