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Students sit in class at Jamia Muhammadia, a madrassa in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Pakistan Wants To Reform Madrassas. Experts Advise Fixing Public Education First

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Determined To Seek An Education, Teenagers In Raqqa, Syria, Create Their Own School

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces a new lawsuit filed on Tuesday. It alleges the Dept. of Education has failed to comply with the Borrowers Defense rule, a student loan forgiveness program that would automatically cancel debt for borrowers whose schools have closed. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War

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Kennedy Odede (in blue shirt) is dancing for a good reason. The charity he and his wife started has been awarded the $2 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He's joined by residents of Kibera, the neighborhood in Nairobi where his nonprofit group provides educational, health and clean water services. Anwar Sadat hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies event in May. On Tuesday, the departments of Justice and Education announced that they have retracted documents that advised schools on how they could legally consider race in admissions and other decisions. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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