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      A child holds her Certificate of Honor after attending a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting in San Francisco on Sept. 16. For the thousands of students who face the possibility of deportation, schoolwork is often the furthest thing from their minds. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Editor’s Note: While President Barack Obama’s executive action la […]
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      Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesAt least one college is distancing itself from Bill Cosby, the once-family-friendly comedian who has been accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women. Cosby’s involvement in highe […]
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      Students at A Miami Dade College event announcing 22 scholarships for undocumented students through TheDream.US. Photo by Cristian Lazzari\Miami Dade College Media Relations.The day after President Barack Obama unveils his plans for new changes to enforcement of the country’s immigration laws, he’ll make his case for the changes at Del Sol High School in Las […]
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      The large kitchen and dining area of the Williams home in Dillingham, Alaska, is the center of activity after school. Sassa Williams, 18, and her siblings, triplets Theresa, Chris and Grant, 14, sit at the large table doing homework. Sassa, who is considering becoming a teacher, often gets out of her own chair and walks over to her brothers or sister when on […]