Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning:

1. Study finds language learning happens during deep sleep.
Full story from Science Daily

2. During polar vortex, some schools had students blog about baking; others worried about academic rigor.
Full story from Chicago Tribune

3. Students with weak academic backgrounds aren't learning well on online courses.
Full story from Hechinger Report

4. Microsoft and VictoryVR release collection of STEM virtual learning experiences.
Full story from the THE Journal

5. One CEO claims learning happens through Candy Crush.
Full story from EdSurge

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