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Jimmy Kamara, 9, is one of the students in Sierra Leone who use radios to continue their education while schools remain closed owing to Ebola. Tolu Bade/Courtesy of UNICEF hide caption

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According to a new study from African-American Policy Forum, black girls and teens are disproportionately impacted by zero-tolerance policies in schools. Terry Vine/Getty Images hide caption

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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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