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Emily Neblett, a patient at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., demonstrates circuit pieces from the mobile maker space that are connected by magnets. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio hide caption

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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

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Six-year old Hadja Sow (left) and a classmate on their first day back at school after a prolonged break because of Ebola. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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School's Back On In Guinea: Reading, Writing, Temperature-Taking

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A new U.S. citizen holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony in July. An Arizona law will require graduating high school seniors to pass the same civics test given to candidates for U.S. citizenship. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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When he was 11 years old, James Arinaitwe boarded a bus with a crazy plan: Sneak into the president's house and beg for a high school scholarship. Claire Eggers/NPR hide caption

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Daniel Majook Gai from South Sudan goes in and out of his war-torn country to help children there go to school. Courtesy of Project Education South Sudan hide caption

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A 'Lost Boy' Helps The Girls Of South Sudan Find An Education

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Woodley Elementary third grade students write their names into newly donated dictionaries at the school. Eric J. Shelton/Hattiesburg American hide caption

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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

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Aansoo Kohli is running a makeshift class in a cowshed for children who have no access to school. Abdul Sattar for NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed

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After Montgomery County, Md.'s Muslim community asked the school district to recognize its religious holidays, the school board decided to scrap religious references in its calendar altogether. Spaces Images/Blend Images/Corbis hide caption

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Board Decision Revives Discussion About Religion In Public Schools

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Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

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Mariama and Fomba Kanneh play in an open space in Barkedu, Liberia. With schools closed across the country, many kids spend their time playing outside every day. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

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Education experts faced off on the motion "Embrace the Common Core" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, moderated by John Donvan (center). Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

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