Chicago Wants To Soup Up School Menus

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A view of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. MIT says it tried being nice last year by keeping its wait list much smaller than usual, but then it almost got burned when the school needed extra students. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As College Wait Lists Grow, So Does The Anxiety

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Put Away That Laptop: Professors Pull The Plug

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With Nowhere Else To Cut, Teachers Are Next To Go

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Fenway High School, which is directly across the street from Fenway Park, is one of many public schools in Boston that host teacher residents. Claudio Sanchez/NPR hide caption

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Programs Train Teachers Using Medical School Model

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Tennis legend Billie Jean King (right), accompanied by White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, speaks at a June 2009 event marking the 37th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX. The landmark legislation bans sex discrimination in schools, whether in academics or athletics. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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The typical American teenager sends 50 texts a day, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, and the University of Michigan. Kristin Murphy/Deseret News via AP hide caption

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Teen Texting Soars; Will Social Skills Suffer?

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Court Weighs Rights Of Campus Religious Groups

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Duncan Prescribes Drastic Measures For Schools

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Does D.C. School System Really Have A Surplus?

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Supreme Court To Hear All-Comers Policy Case

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Julianne Polito has been sent repeatedly to the "rubber room" on accusations of corporal punishment. She stands outside the trailers that serve as the rubber rooms in Manhattan. Beth Fertig for NPR hide caption

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NYC To Close 'Rubber Rooms' For Teachers In Trouble

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Fed Speak Hard To Decipher

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Actors Sonja Sohn (from left), Wendell Pierce and Dominic West anchored HBO's The Wire. Jason Mittell teaches a class on the TV show at Middlebury College in Vermont. Nicole Rivelli/AP/HBO hide caption

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TV's 'The Wire' Gets New Life In College Classrooms

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