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John Stokes, a student protester during the civil rights movement in the 1950's, speaks at a press conference in Richmond, Va., in 2004. As a high school senior in 1951, Stokes was one of the leaders of a student strike, protesting conditions at the all-black Moton High School in Virginia. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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65 Years After Brown v. Board of Education: 'It's Never Going To Be Easy'

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Rodney Robinson is the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. He teaches in a juvenile detention center in Richmond, Va. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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'My Kids Are In Survival Mode': A Chat With 2019's Teacher Of The Year

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President Donald Trump speaks during an executive order signing on Thursday. Trump signed an executive order requiring colleges to certify that they accept free and open inquiry in order to get federal grants. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Oakland teachers and parents carry signs as they march to the Oakland Unified School District headquarters this week. Nearly 3,000 teachers in Oakland have gone on strike and are demanding a 12 percent retroactive raise. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, injected the immigration debate into a hearing on gun violence prevention. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and officials at the Department of Education will review the public comments made regarding how colleges handle campus sexual assaults. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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When The Principal Cancels School ... With A Song-And-Dance Number

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