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In midcentury home economic classes, girls learned to cook for their future husbands while boys took shop. But now kids might learn about healthy relationships or how to balance a bank account. Mark Jay Goebel/Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Oozevaseuk Schimmel, 18, has grown up in both Alaska and Washington state. He is an advocate for Alaska Native youth. Kiliii Yuyan for NPR hide caption

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

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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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West Virginia teachers, students and supporters hold signs on a Morgantown, W.Va., street on Saturday. The strike is in its second weekend after the state Senate failed to pass the 5 percent raise teachers are demanding. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Owura Kwadwo Hottish illustrates a window of Microsoft Word using colored chalk on a blackboard. He uses it to teach computer skills to students at the Betenase M/A Junior High School in Kumasi, Ghana. Frimpong Innocent hide caption

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Computer Teacher With No Computers Chalks Up Clever Classroom Plan

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Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

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Children in the mountain town of Orocovis returned to school two weeks ago after a two-month pause following Hurricane Maria. The school doesn't have electricity, so it lets out at 12:30 p.m. Ryan Caron King/WNPR hide caption

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In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

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A teacher greets students on the first day of elementary school in Mosul, where regular classes have started for the first time since ISIS took over the northern Iraqi city three years ago. Hundreds of schools were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back Mosul. Others that have reopened lack books and basic supplies. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul's Children Go Back To School

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Football players on the Watkins Mill High Wolverines take a knee during the playing of the National Anthem before a game against the Damascus Hornets at Damascus High School in Damascus, Md. Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Juan Rojas (right), of Queens, N.Y., hugs his 4-year-old grandson Elias Rojas as his daughter-in-law Cori Rojas (left) carries her daughter, Lilly, 3, through the terminal at JFK airport on Tuesday after they arrived on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cori, who is a schoolteacher in Puerto Rico, fled the island with her children after Hurricane Maria left it devastated. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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