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Ukraine Becomes 100th Country to Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

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Expand School in Nikishine, eastern Ukraine, damaged during fighting between Ukrainian government and rebel forces from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015. © 2015 Yulia Gorbunova Ukraine has chosen World Children's Day to announce its endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment to make schools safe even during times of war. They are the 100th country to back the declaration. When I learned the news this morning, I thought of a school I visited in the village of Nikishine, in eastern Ukraine, in 2015. Intense fighting raged around the school, which was caught between…

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