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U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, pictured here in March, begins a back-to-school tour of the Midwest on Monday. Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Stakes Feel Higher Than Ever As The Education Secretary Welcomes Students Back

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School administrators and police are warning parents about a trend in which students destroy objects in school bathrooms for attention on social media. Jon Cherry/Getty Images hide caption

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Devon Erickson appears in court at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo., on May 15, 2019. The former high school student was convicted of first degree murder and other charges for a 2019 shooting attack inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one student and injured eight others. Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File hide caption

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According to the CDC, between March and May, 2020, hospitals across the country saw a 24% increase in mental health emergency visits by kids aged 5 to 11 years old, and a 31% increase for kids 12 to 17. Annie Otzen/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Reynolds: How Can We Connect With Kids Through The Written Word?

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Before classes begin for the day, elementary music teacher Penelope Quesada gathers her most commonly used cleaning supplies and places them around the classroom in places of convenience. Natosha Via for NPR hide caption

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A shortage of school bus drivers for the Boston Public Schools has led to some delays this month. Gov. Charlie Baker is calling up National Guard members to help alleviate the shortage in some areas of the state. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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John Wilson (second left) holds his wife's hand (second right) as they leave the courthouse in Boston after the first day of his trial in the college admissions scandal on Monday. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

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A girl leads her mother and brothers as they arrive at Brooklyn's PS 245 on Monday in New York. Classroom doors are swinging open for about a million New York City public school students in the nation's largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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For the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of New York City's public school students are expected to return to classes in person today. Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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It's Back-To-School Season In NYC. Here's How 3 Moms Are Handling It

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The Unexpected Reason Arizona's Mask Mandate Ban May Be Unconstitutional

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Peter Hemans spent the night at New Jersey's Hackensack Middle School, where he is the head custodian, to make sure emergency sump pumps were working properly. Principal Dr. A. Galiana hide caption

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Students head toward Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco in March. Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow said Thursday that the university will move to end its investments in fossil fuel companies, though stopped short of using the word "divest." Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden tours Brookland Middle School in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Biden has encouraged school districts to promote vaccines to protect students as they return to school amid a coronavirus resurgence. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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A child reaches out to touch a flower adorning the Sept. 11 memorial on the name of a veteran killed in the 2001 terror attacks. For today's generation of kids, 9/11 is a history lesson. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

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Angeline Murimirwa, executive director of the girls' education group CAMFED in Africa, at a pub in Oxford, England, in 2018. In August, CAMFED was awarded the $2.5 million 2021 Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Marc Silver/NPR hide caption

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Students exit Hollywood High School after a day of school in Los Angeles. Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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