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As a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University, Mario Suarez is researching ways teachers can help LGBTQ youth. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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Coming Out As Transgender Strengthened This Teacher's Commitment To His Students

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Maggie Webb, a junior high school math teacher at Clark Avenue School in Chelsea, Mass., volunteered to teach in a high-needs area in exchange for a federal grant called the TEACH grant. But a new report found that Webb and thousands of others had their grants converted to loans because of seemingly minor issues. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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Teachers Sarah Lindenberg and Kara Cisco chat with Kelly Brown, the BARR coordinator at St. Louis Park. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School

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Hundreds of Kentucky teachers protest outside Gov. Matt Bevin's office Friday in Frankfort, Ky. They crowded into the building, shouting "Vote them out," less than a day after lawmakers quickly passed a surprise overhaul of state employee retirement benefits. Adam Beam/AP hide caption

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In this April 30, 1974, file photo, Linda Brown, right, and her two children pose for a photo in their home in Topeka, Kan. Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, died March 25 at age 75. AP hide caption

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Arizona Teachers Threatening To Strike If They Don't Get A Pay Raise

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Alvin Irby, founder of Barbershop Books, is on a mission to get kids reading in the barbershop. Nickolai Hammer/NPR hide caption

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Turning Kids Into Readers, One Barbershop At A Time

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Simone Biles (left) and Aly Raisman in 2016. Both gymnasts say they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar. A public relations firm monitored both of their Twitter accounts, according to a report. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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A Look At The State Of School Integration 64 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education

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Why Teachers In High-Need Areas Are Now Saddled With Debt

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News Brief: Kim Jong Un In China, Gerrymandering At The Supreme Court

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The TEACH grant helps teachers-to-be pay for college or a master's. But many teachers, like Maggie Webb (left) and David West, say when they began teaching, they were forced to pay it back. Kayana Szymczak and Sean Rayford for NPR hide caption

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Dept. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans

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Calvin College in Michigan is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, which holds that "homosexual practice ... is incompatible with obedience to the will of God as revealed in Scripture." Noah PreFontaine/Calvin College hide caption

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Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

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Linda Brown Dies. She Was At The Center Of Brown v. Board Of Education

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