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At most of India's private engineering and medical schools, a certain number of spots in the freshman class, usually about 15%, are reserved for the college's management to allocate at its discretion. Cargo/Getty Images hide caption

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When Students In India Can't Earn College Admission On Merit, They Buy Their Way In

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People cycle past a building at Peking University in Beijing in 2016. The university hosts Yenching Academy, a prestigious graduate studies program. Thomas Peter/Reuters hide caption

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American Graduates Of China's Yenching Academy Are Being Questioned By The FBI

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In this 2011 photo, Hu Jintao, then China's president, visits the Confucius Institute at the Walter Payton College Preparatory High School in Chicago. China established more than 100 Confucius Institutes, which provide language and culture programs, at U.S. schools. But at least 13 universities have dropped the program due to a law that raises concerns about Chinese spying. Chris Walker/AP hide caption

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As Scrutiny Of China Grows, Some U.S. Schools Drop A Language Program

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Students attend a Ukrainian language and literature lesson at a school in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in 2016. In 2018, students in four cities across Ukraine received training to help them identify disinformation, propaganda and hate speech. Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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A church near the school was destroyed during the fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa, Syria. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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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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Schoolchildren are led through a dance routine at a U.S. government-supported childcare center in Raqqa. Greg Dixon/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War

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