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Tuesday on the NewsHour.  New York pays for snow removal.  President Obama announces plans to ban solitary confinement for youth in federal prisons.   Campaigning intensifies as Iowa draws near, how presidential candidates tap into fear, high school vocational training as an alternative to college, the government battles postpartum depression, Mozart reaches 260 years and a student challenges stereotypes with dance. PBS NewsHour

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Of all the U.S. high school students who graduate high school and go on to college, a large proportion will never earn their degree. How can educators better train those who may struggle in trying to pick a course of study?

One solution may lie in putting greater emphasis on high school vocational training, but critics disagree. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Education Week reports. Video PBS NewsHour

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