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Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

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Teachers rallied at the Statehouse in Indianapolis in 2011 to protest Gov. Mitch Daniels' attempts to curb collective bargaining, implement merit pay and create a voucher system that would send taxpayer money to private schools. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

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DeVos Commencement Speech Draws Protests

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Killip Elementary third graders Alexa Cardenas (left) and Luis Gonzalez (right) are preparing for the chess SuperNationals. Laurel Morales/Fronteras hide caption

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The Idea Was To Keep Kids Safe After School. Now They're Chess Champions

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Actress Katherine Langford (left), who plays Hannah, a high school student who kills herself after enduring much bullying, and actress Alisha Boe (Jessica) sit in the counselor's office on 13 Reasons Why. Beth Dubber/Netflix hide caption

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Williams House at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire will become an all-gender dorm. Courtesy of Exeter hide caption

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Elite Prep Schools Experiment With 'All-Gender' Dorms

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Anna Marie McClanahan (center) helps children write stories by using Legos to create scenes. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Under Trump Budget, Nearly 2 Million Kids May Lose After-School Care

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This Islamic School Helps Students Build Their American And Muslim Identity

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Schools Will Soon Have To Put In Writing If They 'Lunch Shame'

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced several new hires this week, including Candice E. Jackson as deputy assistant secretary for the department's Office of Civil Rights and Josh Venable as chief of staff. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption

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