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Brandon Kirksey, 8, studies a map of the U.S. in the living room of his family's Detroit home. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling

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Elder colors paper leaves for the Life Skills tree. When they finish coloring, students will write skills they want to master on the leaves. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders

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Schools Turn To Software For Suicide Prevention — But Not Everyone's On Board

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Shane Satterfield, a roofer who owes more than $30,000 in debt for an associate's degree in computer science from one of the country's largest for-profit college companies that failed in 2014, holds his diploma in Atlanta. "I graduated in April at the top of my class, with honors," says Satterfield. "And I can't get a job paying over $8.50 an hour." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A Path 'To Debt Relief' For Defrauded Corinthian Students

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More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

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Colleges Look To Stand Out With Personalized Acceptance Notices

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Matt McEntee (left) works on fixing a small motor with Tim Ledlie at the Mt. Pleasant Library in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way

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Across Two Continents: Secrets Shared From A Stolen Laptop

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