About 40 percent of high schools start before 8 a.m., which contributes to chronic sleep deprivation among teens, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Chris Waits/Flickr hide caption

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Inmates from several Alabama state prisons take a math class at J.F. Ingram State Technical College. The campus becomes a medium-security facility when the students arrive. Dan Carsen/WBHM hide caption

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

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Teachers with the Jennings School District pick up trash Tuesday on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., the scene of nightly police clashes. Jennings and the neighboring Ferguson school district have canceled class due to ongoing unrest. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

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Several high-profile commencement speakers have resigned in the wake of student protests this graduation season. iStockphoto hide caption

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As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who's Left To Send Off Graduates?

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NPR's Claudio Sanchez Discusses The College Board Announcement On 'All Things Considered'

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