A welcome sign at the city limit of Gardendale, Ala. The city is trying to break away from the larger Jefferson County School System to form its own system. Mark Almond/WBHM hide caption

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This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District

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Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School

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Zia Simpson, a student and sales assistant in Cape Town, says even her father tells her to tame her Afro. "That generation fought against apartheid, but they still carry around the mentality that green eyes look better on a person, that straight hair looks better on a person." Alan Greenblatt for NPR hide caption

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To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early

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Attorney Bert Rein speaks to the media while standing with plaintiff Abigail Noel Fisher after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in her case in 2012 in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A kindergarten teacher in Jerusalem stands with students as they listen to sirens that played nationwide on Thursday to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, a new national Holocaust curriculum is being fully implemented in kindergarten. Ellen Krosney for NPR hide caption

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In Israeli Kindergartens, An Early Lesson In The Holocaust

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Tiffany Anderson is credited with turning around the school system in Jennings, Mo. Bill MacDonald/Courtesy of Tiffany Anderson hide caption

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The Superintendent Who Turned Around A School District

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Parents walk their children to school on Monday near one of the venues attacked in Paris. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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French Parents Try To Explain The Inexplicable To Their Kids

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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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As colleges have been cracking down on campus sexual assault, some students have been complaining that schools are going too far and trampling the rights of the accused in the process. Alberto Ruggieri/Illustration Works/Getty Images hide caption

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For Students Accused Of Campus Rape, Legal Victories Win Back Rights

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Congratulations, Grade School Grads! Now Listen Up.

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California is one of 20 states that allow parents to opt out of vaccination requirements for reasons of "personal belief." About 10 percent of students in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district are not immunized. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools

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Even when the weather turns nasty, some students are expected to log on to their classes from home. Magictorch/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., marches with other civil rights protesters during the 1963 March on Washington. AP hide caption

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Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

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Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

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Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, seen in a photo taken last year, says his resignation Thursday was "by mutual agreement." Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

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The San Diego School District is sending back a military vehicle it had planned to use in rescue operations. The district had released renderings of what the MRAP might look like after its tan military color is repainted. This version shows it as a police vehicle. San Diego Unified School District hide caption

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