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Meghan Downey, 22, a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, protests outside an Arlington, Va., auditorium after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about campus sexual assault. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

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Melisande Short-Colomb, 63, is a descendant of slaves sold by the Jesuits to fund Georgetown University. She's enrolled as a freshman there and plans to major in African-American studies. Marvin Joseph/Getty Images hide caption

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Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

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Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami

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President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

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Barbershop: Conservative Free Speech On College Campuses

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Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning's Fellowship After CIA Director Backlash

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Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

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Students perform in The Little Mermaid, the sixth-most popular musical in the 2016-2017 school year. R. Bruhn /Courtesy of Educational Theatre Association hide caption

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Chelsea Manning was interviewed on the ABC News program Nightline shortly after her release from prison. Manning, a 29-year-old transgender woman, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted of leaking classified information. Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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After More Than 20 Years, Newark, N.J., Regains Control Of Public Schools

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The first day of school at Codwell Elementary in Houston. Laura Isensee/Houston Public Media hide caption

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Houston Public Schools Open After Delays From Hurricane Harvey

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Bernadette Ortiz holds her daughter, Adriana, last year as she looks for the name of her grandfather, New York City Police Officer Edwin Ortiz, at a wall commemorating fallen officers in New York City. Families gathered at the wall following a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and honor officers who were killed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (left) and other congressional Democrats listen to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at a Capitol Hill news conference last week. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Democrats Look To Trump On DREAM Act After He Puts Expiration Date On DACA Program

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Demonstrators on the campus of Metropolitan State University of Denver protest President Trump's decision to end the DACA program. Tatiana Flowers/AP hide caption

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Here's What 2 Big College Systems Think Of The End Of DACA

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