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Education

Poll: Americans say teachers are underpaid, about half of Republicans oppose book bans

Are parents, teachers and the public feeling as divided as the headlines make it seem? A pair of new NPR/Ipsos polls reveals division, to be sure, but also surprising consensus.

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Edith Kanakaʻole chants in the koa forest of Kīpukapuaulu in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in 1977. She titled the photo "The Growth of Love is the Essence Within the Soul." Franco Salmoiraghi/Hawaii hide caption

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Edith Kanaka'ole is the first Hawaiian woman to grace a U.S. quarter

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Residents listen as Sound Impact musicians play during the final performance of their three-day residency at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center in Alexandria, Va. Shuran Huang For NPR hide caption

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Incarcerated teens find escape in music and poems composed with artists

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This Aug 25, 2020 image captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the planet Jupiter and one of its moons, Europa, at left, when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth. AP hide caption

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NASA is sending an Ada Limón poem to Jupiter's moon Europa — and maybe your name too?

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Annie McGrath and her son Griffin when he was young. Annie McGrath hide caption

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One mom takes on YouTube over deadly social media blackout challenge

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A customer walks by a "Now Hiring" sign posted in front of a store in Novato, Calif., on April 7, 2023. The labor market remains red hot. That's great for workers, but it's bound to reinforce concerns about high inflation. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. added 339,000 jobs in May. It's a stunningly strong number

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