Shaw, 8, plays an improv game with Erin McTiernan, an Indiana State University doctoral student. Shaw is a participant in an improv class at Indiana State University for children with high functioning autism. Peter Balonon-Rosen/Indiana Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of the most controversial Cabinet picks in recent memory. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

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Despite the objections of Senate Democrats, teachers unions and others, school choice activist and billionaire Republican donor Betsy DeVos passed a committee vote to be secretary of education. The nomination now moves to the full Senate. Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Education Secretary John B. King Jr. had been in a battle over Title I enforcement for some time. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Education Department Drops Fight Over School Money

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At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

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How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

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Stephanie Johnson works with a student at the Renaissance Academy, a charter school in Lehi, Utah. Dan Krauss for NPR hide caption

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Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

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