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Architecture professor Diana Agrest evaluates her students' work during a class critique at Cooper Union in New York. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Students arrive at CLA. More than half end up here after being expelled from other schools, usually for fighting, weapons or drugs. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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With the math done, student Kendall Hood works the plasma cutter. Jenny Brundin/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the ESEA in 1965 with Kate Deadrich Loney, his first schoolteacher. Yoichi Okamoto/LBJ Presidential Library hide caption

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Student Raul Ramos goes through his online homework during a session of a massive open online class, or MOOC, in Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Egg babies created by Aaron Warren's ninth-grade students at Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Aaron Warren hide caption

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