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Nineteen states have adopted "mandatory retention" policies, which require third-graders who do not show sufficient proficiency in reading to repeat the grade. Larry W. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

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Amazon said it will invest $700 million to train 100,000 employees for higher-skilled jobs by 2025. Training programs will be offered to workers throughout all levels of the company. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Janelle Menzel is a high school math teacher in Brainerd, Minn. After contacting her loan servicer repeatedly, trying to find a way to appeal, a call center worker told her, "Look, you just need to give up." Courtesy of Janelle Menzel hide caption

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Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven

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The University of Texas-Austin announced Tuesday it is offering full tuition scholarships to in-state undergraduates whose families make $65,000 or less a year. Jon Herskovitz/Reuters hide caption

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People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria on Oct. 14, 2014. Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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A drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. American Academy of Pediatrics via AP hide caption

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These Are The People Struggling The Most To Pay Back Student Loans

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Police patrol outside Columbine High School in April in Littleton, Colo., when all Denver-area schools were evacuated after authorities launched a manhunt for Sol Pais, a Columbine-obsessed teen who they feared posed a threat. Chet Strange/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Superintendent Calls For 'Thoughtful' Discussion Over Proposal To Demolish Columbine

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Luann McVey holds a sign before the start of a rally held in support of the Alaska university system on Feb. 13 in Juneau, Alaska. Becky Bohrer/AP hide caption

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University Of Alaska Readies For Budget Slash: 'We May Likely Never Recover'

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Venezuelan Leidy Navarro (left) walks with her daughter Valentina Caceres back to their home in Ureña, Venezuela, after picking her up at school in Cúcuta, Colombia, in March. Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Teachers And Students Skip School For Survival

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention on Friday in Chicago. Biden defended himself after Sen. Kamala Harris criticized his past opposition to federally mandated busing in the '70s. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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University administrators say the FBI, whose headquarters are shown above, has urged them to monitor some Chinese students and scholars. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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FBI Urges Universities To Monitor Some Chinese Students And Scholars In The U.S.

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On Wednesday in Miami, Democratic presidential candidates take the stage during the first night of the Democratic presidential debate. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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