During the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2011, singer Beyonce Knowles rubbed her stomach in the middle of the performance to reveal her baby bump. "Baby bump" is one of the words on Lake Superior State University's list of banished words this year. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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An Amazing Trickeration?: Banished Words For 2012
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Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool
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How To Fix College Sports
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Big Education Grants Threatened By Teacher Spats
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With A Job, Life Improves For 9th Grade Dropout
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While many think of the tablet computer as a new idea, the concept can traced back to the original Star Trek series and Arthur C. Clarke's 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Touchy-Feely Future Of Technology
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To Make Algebra Fun, Rethink The Problem
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Suburbs Brace For Kansas City Students
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High Rates Of Pepper Spraying In Ala. School District
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A teaching assistant pushes a cart of books as he prepares for the first day of school at Caprock Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas, in August. State lawmakers slashed more than $4 billion from education this school year — one of the largest cuts in state history — and over 12,000 teachers and support staff have been laid off. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Texas Schools Grapple With Big Budget Cuts
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Brutal Incidents Shine Light On Band Hazing Culture
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Decades Later, Did Those Scholarships Pay Off?
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A White Writer Gives Advice To A 'Poor Black Kid'
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Penn State Officials Face Trial In Sex Abuse Case
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