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“I had moments last semester when I didn’t want to study anymore. I thought: I’ll just work my job and get paid, and that’s it,” said Zuleima Dominguez, a student at Hunter College.

Undocumented high schoolers work long hours, putting college further out of reach

Working to support themselves and their families through the high school years hits undocumented teens disproportionally hard. Three young people describe their paths to higher education.

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

In reading, U.S. fourth-graders slide from 6th to 15th in the world

In this file photo, a student reads in a Mississippi elementary school.

How one Mississippi elementary school improved to an A rating

Focus on attendance, instructional time, led to improvement

Client Paul Chirico of Los Angeles works with tax preparer Erika Arbulante to see how the Affordable Care Act, ACA, will impact his tax returns at H&R Block on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Apprenticeships could provide a path to the middle class for millions of workers, new study says

The workforce programs could spread to more than 70 well-paid occupations

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

Infusing Native culture into the curriculum and drawing on local leadership makes all the difference

Sinking to knees, Mrs Mamie Bradley weeps as body of slain son, Emmett Louis Till, 14 arrives at Chicago Rail Station.

Mississippi’s darkest days on display in new museums

New Civil Rights Museum goes where public schools, textbooks don’t

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The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

Large Mississippi district handed over to public-private partnership

Takeover of Jackson Public Schools offers a ‘new model’ for the country

In this 2013 photo, Shannan Van Houten, a physician assistant, gives medical care to a patient at Golden Valley Health Center, CareNow, in Modesto, California. Physician assistant is a fast-growing and well-paid profession that is expected to add an estimated 39,700 jobs over the next decade.

Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind

New Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows big employment gains in health care, social aid

Students at a village school gather for a performance.

Coding, crafts and free sanitary napkins lure India’s girls to school

Trying to get, and keep, India’s girls in school

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