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Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

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Artist Imani Turner works on a watercolor piece inspired by the solar system. "Art creates opportunities for all of us to learn about ourselves," says Tony Brunswick, the executive director of Art Enables. "We really believe in the power of art." Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies during a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee May 24, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill June 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C. DeVos testified on the fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Education Department. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Waymann Washington, a 59-year-old prisoner at the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced in 2012 for drug trafficking and is currently earning an associates degree paid for through a federal Pell grant. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Earning A 2-Year Degree While Serving A 6-Year Sentence

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The Supreme Court ruled this week that Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center in Columbia, Mo., could not be excluded from a state grant to resurface its play area just because the school has a religious affiliation. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Yale graduate student instructors (from left) Kelly Goodman, Robin Canavan and Gwen Prowse block an intersection in downtown New Haven, Conn., on May 11, to protest what they say is the university's inaction on sexual harassment. Local 33-Unite Here hide caption

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

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Michelle Griffith is one of about a thousand adult learners at Motlow State Community College outside of Nashville, Tenn. Emily Siner/WPLN hide caption

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The First State To Offer Free Community College To Nearly Every Adult

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The Goodwill Excel Center in Austin, TX. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

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