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Students wear clear backpacks outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Monday. The bags are one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

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President Trump, flanked by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, answers questions in August 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Thursday, the White House announced plans to merge the two departments. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

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The University of Southern California's provost denies that there was a cover-up of complaints about Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist who saw student patients at the Engemann Student Health Center. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Dad Filmed His Early Days Of Fatherhood And Became A YouTube Star

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The one-room schoolhouse of Colonial days was a simple design built from local materials. Kids sat on benches with the oldest in the back. While nostalgia has kept these in our minds, they were hardly conducive for much beyond basic rote learning. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Century-Old Decisions That Impact Children Every Day

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Karthik Nemmani, 14, of McKinney, Texas, holds the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship trophy with Adam Symson, the Scripps president and chief executive officer. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The findings discussed in Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children have been cited more than 8,000 times, according to Google Scholar. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Let's Stop Talking About The '30 Million Word Gap'

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Kaitlyn McCollum teaches at Columbia Central High School in Tennessee. After being told her TEACH grant paperwork was late, her grants were converted to loans. "I'm on the phone in between classes ... trying to get all of this information together, crying, trying to plead my case," she says. Stacy Kranitz for NPR hide caption

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Education Department Launches 'Top-To-Bottom' Review Of Teachers' Grant Program

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Teachers and supporters hold signs during a 'March For Students And Rally For Respect' protest in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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