At Montana's Nkwusm Salish Language School, teacher Echo Brown works with a student learning Salish words. Luk means "wood" or "stick." Picct means "leaf" and solsi translates to "fire." Courtesy of Nkwusm Salish Language School hide caption

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President Obama escorts 2015 National Teacher of the Year winner Shanna Peeples into the Rose Garden on Wednesday. With them is Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Peeples is an English teacher at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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President Obama announced an initiative to give e-books to low-income students while visiting the Anacostia Library in Washington on Thursday. Shawn Thew//LANDOV hide caption

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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