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Asia Duncan, 30, is formerly a seller for a jewelry maker. Now, she's attending Pasadena City College and is working to be a doctor. Maya Sugarman for NPR hide caption

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Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

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Bernadette Ortiz holds up her daughter, Adriana, as she looks for the name of her grandfather, New York City Police officer Edwin Ortiz, at a wall commemorating fallen officers in New York City. Families gathered at the wall following a procession in Lower Manhattan to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and the officers who were killed during them and afterward. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks Happened

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New Book Seeks To Inspire Teachers To Innovate In The Classroom

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From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

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More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

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