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Thousands of Hong Kong students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms. The protesters plan a weeklong strike, marking the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the Chinese city-state. (Associated Press)

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Many of the Syrian refugees were women, children and the elderly, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants on their villages. (Associated Press)

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Fraternities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, must start accepting women and all residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years, the school’s Board of Trustees has ruled. (Wikipedia)

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A fifth-grade Michigan boy who brought a loaded .25-caliber pistol to school had also created a list of classmates' names that he may have intended to harm. (GunAuction.com)

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Chloe Rubiano, 13, of Ramay Junior High School was pulled out of class and ordered to change her "Virginity Rocks" T-shirt because school officials said it could cause a distraction to other students. (KFSM)

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Illustration on the difficult U.S. position vs. the Islamic State by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

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Illustration on the difficult U.S. position vs. the Islamic State by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

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Illustration on anti-Semitism masquerading as criticism of Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on anti-Semitism masquerading as criticism of Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Massachusetts kids are wicked smaht, according to a WalletHub study. These students from the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston perform during the White House Talent Show on May 20. The event was hosted by first lady Michelle Obama and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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The Washington Times' Pocket Constitution App, developed with the Essentials in Education, is making its debut on the 10th anniversary of Constitution Day.

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Rutgers University has apologized for shirts that some fans wore to the school's football game against Penn State that referenced convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky. (Twitter/MikePettigano)

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The Satanic Temple (logo pictured) has announced that it will provide materials on Satanism to students in Orange County, Florida, in response to a school board decision that allows for religious materials to be disseminated in public schools.

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"We parents all need to confront the reality that perfection needs redefinition with each child we give breath to," writes Barbara Fleisher, above.

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Kindergarten students at Virginia Ave. Charlotte DeHart Elementary School in Winchester, Va. wave their American flags after a visit from area first responders that included an appearance by a fire truck during the "Salute to Our Heroes" event at the school Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo, The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor) ** FILE **

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A parent uploaded to social media an image of a sixth grade homework assignment given to children at a D.C. public school.

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Over 6,000 school children assembled into a "living" American flag at Fort McHenry, all to celebrate the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner" on Tuesday. (National Park Service)

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Schools might be more successful getting kids to eat well if they schedule recess before lunch instead of after it, a new, limited study found. Kids who ate school lunch after recess ate 54 percent more vegetables. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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District of Columbia ambulances wait for emergency calls outside Howard University Hospital, in Washington, DC., Wednesday, August 7, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Rich Guse of the College Place, Washington, Fire Department works a wildfire site. (associated press/walla walla union-bulletin)