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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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Hundreds of protesters hold signs and chant at a rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to deliver a speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast. Ann Marie Awad/CPR hide caption

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Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

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