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Art projects like these anatomy murals are woven into the curriculum at the Homer Plessy Community Charter school in New Orleans. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Students at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., attend a debt management workshop. Broward is one of 29 colleges that no longer accepts unsubsidized student loans. The effort is part of an experiment to cut down on student loan debt and defaults. John O'Connor/WLRN hide caption

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Yashua Cantillano, 14, arrived in New Orleans in June from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He's now enrolled in a charter school, Carver Prep, on the city's east side. Mallory Falk/WWNO hide caption

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