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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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Aweofeso Adebola (in white shirt) and Ifeoluwa Ayomide (in cap) pose with some of their students. Zachariah Ibrahim, who dreams of being a pilot, stands behind the girl in the green hijab. Fatima Alidarunge, who wants to be a soldier to fight Boko Haram, is in the blue headgear. Linus Unah for NPR hide caption

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Waymann Washington, a 59-year-old prisoner at the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced in 2012 for drug trafficking and is currently earning an associates degree paid for through a federal Pell grant. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Earning A 2-Year Degree While Serving A 6-Year Sentence

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is accused of unlawfully delaying a federal rule stemming from the Obama administration. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education

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UCLA students hold crosses, while taking part in a 2006 rally on campus to express their concerns about the lack of racial diversity in the student body. Mel Melcon/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Atole de elote is a warm corn drink from Central America. Student Jose Rivas wrote an essay about a weekly tradition of enjoying atole with his late father in El Salvador, and how the drink helped him to feel more at home after he moved to the U.S. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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