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In this Sept. 16, 2016 photo, Cumberland High School Band Director Blake Ozier poses with his mother Barb Ozier after a football game Sept. 16, 2016 in Cumberland, Ill. With only 16 students in band this year, Blake Ozier, along with his mother a retired band director herself, march along and play instruments with the students who are more than 40 years her junior to fill in the gaps. (Stan Polanski/Effingham Daily News via AP)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 still image from video, Kimberly Coleman-Mitchell, right, teaches her fourth grade class at Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington, Va. Elementary schools in Arlington, South Burlington, Vt., and Holyoke, Mass., are among those that went homework-free at the start of the school year. (AP Photo/Bill Gorman)

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In this Sept. 23, 2016, photo, student volunteers, from left, Leana Gianan, Madison Wright, Jordan Heiden, and Qian Xiong gather outside the Student Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The students are among 500 volunteers who are assisting with the upcoming presidential debate at Hofstra. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 photo, from left to right, author Robyn Gordon, Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan pose after wrapping up a reading session with students of Power and Grace Preparatory Academy, in Clarksville, Tenn. (Pranaav Jadhav /The Leaf-Chronicle via AP)

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Vanderbilt University running back Ralph Webb (7) is tackled by multiple Western Kentucky University players in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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This photo provided by Dartmouth College shows titan arum — or corpse flower in Hanover, N.H. Named Morphy, the corpse flower began opening at Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Dartmouth College's Life Sciences Greenhouse. The 7 ½-foot flower is expected to be fully open on Saturday before it starts to collapse on Sunday. (Robert Gill/Dartmouth College via AP)

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In this Sept. 22, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Pittsburgh. Trump says colleges and universities should be using their endowments to make college more affordable but too many are using “the money to pay their administrators or put donors’ names on buildings or just store the money, keep it and invest it.” But that’s not exactly how endowments work. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has affirmed its commitment to free speech after an English professor boasted on social media about erasing students' pro-Donald Trump chalkings. (uncw.edu)

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In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 photo, first-year medical students participate in a new type of medical instruction that uses active hands-on learning and group problem solving at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. Associate Dean William Jeffries said the new active learning method is more effective than traditional lectures. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green delivers his inaugural State of the University address to faculty, staff, students and the community on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. (Francis Gardler/The Journal-Star via AP)

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Veronica Welsh, a world language teacher at Smithtown High School West in Long Island, New York, is being disciplined after she branded pro-Donald Trump students as racists. (News 12 Long Island)

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In this Sept. 3, 2016 photo Diane Stiens holds a copy of the Dixon Evening Telegraph removed from a time capsule the Dixon High School Class of 1976 left at the school in the year they graduated, to be opened at their 40th class reunion. It was opened at the reunion at the Post House Ballroom in Dixon, Ill. The time capsule had been missing for 20 years. Originally placed in a wall of the high school but it was finally located at the Northwest Territory Historic Center in Dixon. (Philip Marruffo/The Telegraph via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS SEPT 24-25 - In this Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 photo, Andy Wang, incoming Lawrence University freshman from China poses for a photo in Appleton, Wis. He may not have chosen a major, but Lawrence University freshman Andy (Yuhan) Wang knows his purpose in life: Help rural students all over the world go to school. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)

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Atsuki Higashiyama, from Ritsumeikan University in Japan, speaks after receiving the Ig Nobel Perception Prize during ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Higashiyama was awarded the prize for investigating whether things look different when you bend over and view them between your legs. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Philomath High School athletic stadium is shown in Philomath, Ore., Sept. 12, 2016. One of the town's biggest events is Friday night football games, but football season has been canceled at the high school in the midst of a hazing episode. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

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An Alabama high school has apologized after its football team busted through a giant paper banner boasting Donald Trump's campaign slogan before Friday night's game. (Facebook/@Brianna Love)

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Robbie Miller, center, cries as she and fellow students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte hold a vigil following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott at The Village at College Downs apartment complex in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte hold hands during a a vigil following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott at The Village at College Downs apartment complex in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Illustration on Hillary's advocacy of government interference with parents and children by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on science's loss of credibility by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times