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Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What's to be done?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spoke about taking on public employee unions, and the protests that followed, at a recent candidates forum in Iowa. He said what people may not know is that protesters — as many as 1,000 of them — showed up outside his home while his family was there. He says he also received death threats. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

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Start Shootin' Little People
Sven's New Identity Krom

Stars over the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Sheppard and Trujillo used the new Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on a telescope there to find the distant dwarf planet 2012 VP 113. Reidar Hahn/Fermilab hide caption

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Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

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Comet, Come to Me Meshell Ndegeocello
Battles Barbarossa
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A nurse administers an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Researchers aim to give shots to 27,000 people during the large trial. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Lack Of Patients Hampers Ebola Drug And Vaccine Testing

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Jeffy Docteur is one of the students in the NStar electrician apprenticeship program outside Boston. He says he's interested in working on switching systems that keep power flowing through the electrical grid. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

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Elevate St. Lucia
Golden Sky Swimming
Fine and Dandy Django Reinhardt

Missy Elliott (left) joins Katy Perry during the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Christopher Polk/Getty Images Sport hide caption

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'We Need Her': At The Super Bowl, Missy Elliott's Incredible Return

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Get Ur Freak On Missy Elliott
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve

Nina Galata displays her smartphone equipped with a card reader to accept donations and payment for Situation Stockholm, a magazine sold by Stockholm's homeless. Jonas Ekstromer/TT/AFP/Getty hide caption

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Cash Is Definitely Not King For Card-Carrying Swedes

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Stand Beside Yourself Congo Sanchez
Pa' Ti Mami

Even when the weather turns nasty, some students are expected to log on to their classes from home. Magictorch/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Sundog Kinobe
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane
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Heather Quinlan searched for New York accents around the city for her documentary If These Knishes Could Talk. She holds up a sign at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Fuhgeddaboudit: New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

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Sorry The Moth & The Flame
Jeep's Blues [#] Duke Ellington
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In Dan Santat's The Adventures of Beekle, an imaginary friend sets out to find a child who needs him. Courtesy of Little Brown and Company Books for Young Readers hide caption

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'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

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This year's Sundance Film Festival generated buzz for Dope, an indie film with an African-American director, Latino and Asian-American producers and starring a multicultural cast. David Moir /Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption

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Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers

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Nautil Us Le Loup & Seuil
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