Anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. Some schools are employing new strategies to help these students overcome their symptoms.
The Bell Tower looms over the campus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, which has avoided major penalties over a long-running academic scandal that involved its sports teams.
Mission San Jose, one of five missions in San Antonio designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The cultural aid agency has designated more than 1,000 such sites around the world — including more than 20 in the U.S. — to celebrate their "outstanding universal value."
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, residents meet with FEMA representatives to file forms for federal aid at the Jose de Diego Elementary School in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 2.
Eric Arjon practices on a circuit board at Lone Star College's new construction trades center in Houston. He is training to become a heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician.
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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.
Zannah Mustapha and the students of the Future Prowess School he founded for children caught up in the Boko Haram conflict. This week he won a U.N. prize for his efforts.