Spring Lake Park High School junior Kia Muleta has been playing the clarinet since fifth grade. Kia wants more diversity in her band music. She is often the only black student in band, where most of the music was composed by white men. Evan Frost/MPR News hide caption

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Why This High School Band Is Only Buying Music From Composers Of Color This Year

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Protesters gather outside Jefferson Middle School in Washington, where Education Secretary Betsy DeVos paid her first visit as education secretary. Maria Danilova/AP hide caption

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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

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Shaw, 8, plays an improv game with Erin McTiernan, an Indiana State University doctoral student. Shaw is a participant in an improv class at Indiana State University for children with high functioning autism. Peter Balonon-Rosen/Indiana Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (right) speaks at Cane Ridge High School while Senator Mark Norris looks on. A recent audit found that one in three high school graduates hadn't fulfilled the state's graduation requirements. Dawn Majors/Courtesy of the Office of Governor Bill Haslam hide caption

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The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

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Vice President Pence presided over the Senate during the Senate's vote on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate confirmed DeVos with Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. Senate Television via AP hide caption

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of the most controversial Cabinet picks in recent memory. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

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California Teachers Association President Eric Heins speaks as California educators voice their opposition to President Trump's nomination of Besty DeVos for secretary of education, at a meeting in Los Angeles on Jan. 28. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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