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Why It's Never Too Late To Rescue Failing Students

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From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

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A Hospital Offers Frequent ER Patients An Out — Free Housing

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Safety Product That Uses Fingerprint ID Likely To Irk Some Gun Owners

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These Graduates Beat The Odds, Now They Need A Job

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A reconfigured, high-tech shipping container houses a Hamburg refugee shelter's primary care clinic. More are planned. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

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At a one-room school in the Colombian Andes, students learn convivencia -- which means, more or less, the art of living together. Steve Drummond/NPR hide caption

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The One-Room Schoolhouse That's A Model For The World

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Young Hackers In Molenbeek Work To Boost Brussels District's Reputation

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Bitcoin Evangelist Touts Digital Currency As New Hope For Wall Street

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Beh paw Gaw is a New Roots graduate and a Karen refugee from Myanmar. Now she has her own three acre farm which she runs with her sister Pay lay, who is also a graduate of the New Roots program. Oluwakemi Aladesuyi/NPR hide caption

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Refugees Plant The Seeds Of A New Community In Kansas City

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Ayub Mohamed is a nominee for the Global Teacher Prize, worth $1 million, given out by the Varkey Foundation. YouTube hide caption

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Lesson Plan: Teach Students How To Rebuff Terrorist Recruiters

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Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu hopes to create job opportunities by investing in African startups. Above: Elumelu, center right, speaks at an entrepreneurship event in July 2015. Courtesy of Tony Elumelu Foundation hide caption

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To End Poverty, Billionaire Gives $10,000 To 10,000 Entrepreneurs

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The University of Toronto's solar-powered pond aerator could help fish farmers in Bangladesh earn up to $250 of extra income a year. Courtesy of Powering Agriculture and University of Toronto hide caption

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Marian Coleman attended Noble Hill school in Cassville, Ga., in the 1950s. It's one of more than 5,000 "Rosenwald schools" built for African-Americans in the early 20th century. The school is now a cultural center and Coleman is the curator. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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Built A Century Ago, 'Rosenwald Schools' May Still Have Lessons To Teach

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Inmates talk with professors about how to teach classes in the Inside-Out program, where half the students are prisoners and half are traditional college students. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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Inside-Out: Where Campus Life Meets Prison Life

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