Clark Howe, 12, and his family lost their Santa Rosa, Calif., home and nearly all their possessions to the Tubbs Fire. While he found it hard to talk about the fire, it's also been really helpful to do so, and he can't believe the support he has received from his community.
Lilian Garcia braids Melody Vasquez's hair while Garcia's daughter Jaohnliz plays with her dog, Fanny, inside Liberata Iraldo, a middle school in Rio Grande, where they sought shelter after Hurricane Maria.
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Ballou High School, in Washington, D.C.'s Southeast quadrant, is located in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years. An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that the school's administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences.