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Online school is helping Michelle Nuss catch up. The 17-year-old is only a freshman in high school, falling behind a few years ago when she and her mother were homeless and living in a hotel.

These days, Nuss studies online up to six days a week and hopes she'll be a junior by the end of the year.

''I love it,'' she said of Connections...

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