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While Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has in some ways made little progress on her signature issue — school choice — she spent much of her 12 months in office undoing work that she and many conservatives viewed as overreach by the Obama administration. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen: Tristan Harris, founder of Center for Humane Technology, on Morning Edition

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By the time George Washington died, more than 300 enslaved people lived and toiled on his Mount Vernon farm. Painting by Junius Brutus Stearns, 19th Century. Getty Images/SuperStock RM hide caption

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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

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Ballou High School, in Washington, D.C.'s Southeast quadrant, is located in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that the school's administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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In D.C., 34 Percent Of Graduates Received A Diploma Against District Policy

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Maria Rocha, a third-grade teacher at the KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy in San Antonio, came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 3 years old. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Nearly 9,000 DACA Teachers Face An Uncertain Future

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What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

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What Do Asthma, Heart Disease And Cancer Have In Common? Maybe Childhood Trauma

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Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous

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Without enough students to fill up its classrooms, Gaspar Vila Mayans elementary, a public school seated in a low-income area in San Juan, is facing the possibility of closure. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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School Closures Loom In Puerto Rico As Enrollment Shrinks After Maria

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