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Selma Herndon Elementary School kindergarten teacher Diana Dickey starts the day each morning by asking students to share how they are feeling. Preston Gannaway for NPR hide caption

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A California school is addressing chronic absenteeism at the root

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On college campuses, women are making inroads in male-dominated fields like engineering and business. But that is not eliminating the earnings gaps in leadership and income in the workplace. Ania Siniuk for NPR hide caption

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Librarian Sabrina Jesram arranges a display of books during Banned Books Week at a public library branch in New York City on Sept. 23, 2022. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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What’s a book ban anyway? Depends on who you ask

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[StateImpact OK] ESSER after-school programs

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Students continue to miss large amounts of school, but parents aren't concerned. Yunyi Dai for NPR hide caption

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Some states are seeing chronic absenteeism soar to more than 40% of students

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Students listen to their teacher during their first day of transitional kindergarten at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA, in August 2021. MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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COVID funding is ending for schools. What will it mean for students?

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Janelle Monáe gives a commencement speech at Loyola Marymount University's 2024 Graduate ceremony. JC Olivera/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice for graduates: Listeners share songs, lessons from high school

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Due to the success of the State Department's J-1 Visa program, the Kuspuk School District and other rural districts in Alaska are looking at ways to utilize other visa programs to keep foreign teachers in classrooms for longer.
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Florida A&M University announced a "transformative" donation earlier this month — but the school said it ceased contact with the donor after questions arose about the funds. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Hale gives an envelope with cash to a graduating UMass Dartmouth student at last week's commencement. Each of the 1,200 graduates received $1,000 onstage, half to keep and half to donate. Karl Christoff Dominey/University of Massachusetts Dartmouth hide caption

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U-Mass Dartmouth graduates got a surprise gift from a billionaire at graduation

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From left: Alexis Jones (Cornell University), Mei Lamison (New York University), Anaka Srinivas (Northwestern University). Alexis Jones; Mei Lamison; Anaka Srinivas hide caption

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A concentrated dose of history: The class of 2024 looks back

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Pedestrians pass through The Ohio State University's student union. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Ohio reviewing race-based scholarships after Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

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These teens were missing too much school. Here's what it took to get them back

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Basil Rodriguez was arrested linking arms outside Hamilton Hall, but said the arrest had strengthened their resolve to continue protesting. The trespassing charge Rodriguez faced was dismissed this week. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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Earlier this month, President Biden spoke about protests that have roiled many U.S. college campuses. Among their demands is for the Israeli military to leave Gaza. Biden said students have a right to protest but not to be disruptive. He is set to speak at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday. Drew Angerer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Applicants to Georgia State University received a welcome email for the 2024-25 school year. However, the email was sent in error to 1,500 applicants by the school's admissions office. Here, the campus celebrates its fall commencement exercises on Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Meg Buscema/Georgia State University hide caption

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Kansas City Chiefs player Harrison Butker, pictured at a press conference in February, is in hot water for his recent commencement speech at Benedictine College in Kansas. Chris Unger/Getty Images hide caption

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