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Setting up his new classroom in Texas this school year, Shawn Sheehan took a selfie for social media to wish his home state well. "Wishing all my Norman and #oklaed fam a great school year! Representing y'all as I set up my classroom in Lewisville, TX!" Shawn Sheehan/Shawn Sheehan hide caption

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A general view of the makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on March 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images) RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

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Church of England guidance for schools encourages a "loving and hospitable community [where] pupils can explore their identity without fear of harm, judgement or being ostracized." Rawpixel Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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A teacher greets students on the first day of elementary school in Mosul, where regular classes have started for the first time since ISIS took over the northern Iraqi city three years ago. Hundreds of schools were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back Mosul. Others that have reopened lack books and basic supplies. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After 3 Years Under ISIS, Mosul's Children Go Back To School

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Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

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Students walk through an entrance above which is engraved "Stonewall Jackson" at Jackson Elementary School in Oklahoma City. Nick Oxford for NPR hide caption

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These Oklahoma City Schools Are Named For Confederate Generals ... Or Are They?

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Christine Garcia relaxes with her 8-year-old daughter Mia in the Channelview High School gym. It's been turned into an evacuation shelter for victims of flooding from Harvey. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Houston School Superintendent Says A Lot Of Work Ahead To Open Schools

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Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

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Students Drive New Policies As K-12 Sexual Assault Investigations Rise

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This School District Asked Real Estate Agents To Help Rekindle Its Reputation

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A new Florida state law allows parents, and any residents, to challenge the use of textbooks and instructional materials they find objectionable via an independent hearing. Gulfiya Mukhamatdinova/Getty Images hide caption

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New Florida Law Lets Residents Challenge School Textbooks

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Nicole Boykins is principal at Crocker College Prep in New Orleans. The pre-K through eighth grade school is one of five schools in a program to better serve children who've been exposed to trauma. Clarence Williams/WWNO hide caption

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When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

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