Business teacher Glenda Head (right) and student Kiana Anorve count money before opening their credit union for business at R.B. Glenn High School in Kernersville, N.C. Their cafeteria credit union is a branch of North Carolina's Allegacy Federal Credit Union. Scott Graf for NPR hide caption

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The Obama administration is offering $5.6 billion in federal aid for education. The money comes with a list of qualifications that states must meet, however. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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