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Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from left) speaks with inmate Terrell Johnson, a participant in the Goucher College Prison Education Partnership. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners

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The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

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3 University Of Virginia Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone' Over Retracted Story

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President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. Kevin Lamarque/Landov hide caption

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Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

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High school students in the Johns Hopkins University summer program, Engineering Innovation, compete in an annual spaghetti bridge-building competition. Above: The A'hunna Key-Lows push their bridge to the limit. Below: The Key-Lows' winning bridge shatters — but only after holding 53 pounds. Lydia Thompson/NPR hide caption

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Teaching Students To Use Their Noodles

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Eliot Elementary in St. Louis, Mo., closed 10 years ago. The building remains empty. Tim Lloyd/ St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

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Cooper is known as the Swim Whisperer. He's been teaching swimming full-time since 1995. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

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The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future

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