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President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. Kevin Lamarque/Landov hide caption

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Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

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An untouched chalkboard from 1917 was found behind a classroom wall at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City. Jacob McCleland/KGOU hide caption

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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

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Students from a Harlem Children's Zone school visit Hunter College in New York. College visits are one way schools encourage students to attend college after graduation; now, a growing number of schools are working to help students succeed in college as well. Courtesy of Harlem Children's Zone hide caption

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Beyond College-Ready: Top Charter Schools Support Graduates In College

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After years as punk rockers, Jeneda (right) and Clayson Benally formed the band Sihasin, which means "hope" in Navajo. "We have every possibility to make positive change," says Jeneda. Courtesy of Sihasin hide caption

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Bringing Music And A Message Of Hope To Native American Youth

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Fadzai Kundishora (left) can no longer go to school because her family can't afford the fees. She spends days at home with her grandmother Miriam Kundishora, doing chores. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Why Isn't 14-Year-Old Fadzai In School? Zimbabwe's Education Dilemma

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Striking French teachers hold a German flag as they take part in a nationwide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system, in Marseille, France, on May 19. France's 840,000 teachers are largely opposed to the reform, their unions say, fearing it will increase competition between schools and exacerbate inequalities. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Does Less Latin Mean Dumbing Down? France Debates School Reform

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A group of mothers and infants celebrate a recent graduation from the Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program. Marty Lipp/Courtesy of Harlem Children's Zone hide caption

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Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

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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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Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs

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Safeena Husain says: "I educate girls." Her efforts have brought 80,000 Indian girls into school; last week she received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (above). Courtesy of Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond hide caption

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