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In an image from the first Foxfire book, students in 1969 look on as Hobe Beasley, John Hopper and Hopper's wife suspend a hog for finishing the work of scalding and scraping. Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc. hide caption

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Stephanie Johnson works with a student at the Renaissance Academy, a charter school in Lehi, Utah. Dan Krauss for NPR hide caption

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Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard

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New research confirms that wild chimpanzee mothers play a key role in the "home schooling" of their offspring, including lessons on the use of specialized tools to fish for a meal in the termite hills of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. Courtesy of Michael Nichols hide caption

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Sir Harold W. Kroto, a winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave a lecture on nanoarchitecture in May 2007, in Brussels. "Find something to do where only your best effort will satisfy you," he advised students. Sebastien Pirlet/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen: Sir Harry Kroto Was More Than A Nobel Prize Winner

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The College Of William And Mary anthropology professor Barbara J. King presents her "last" lecture, on emotions in the animal world, as she prepares to retire from academic life. Courtesy of Skip Rowland hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar visits Brian Mooney's English classes at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J., on Monday. Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR hide caption

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A Visit From Kendrick Lamar — Best Day Of School Ever?

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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture

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Mountains in the area where Marcelo first explored the wonders of the natural world. Leonardo Pallotta/Flickr hide caption

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