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Jorge Cham is the creator of PHD Comics and received his doctorate in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) is a comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. See more of his work at www.phdcomics.com. Jorge Cham/PHD Comics hide caption

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Dissecting A Frog: A Middle School Rite Of Passage

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John Scarborough, a fourth-year pharmacy student at Lipscomb University, talks to high schoolers during a vocational career training class. Courtesy of Lipscomb University hide caption

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College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

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American boys re-enact George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River in 1776. Jack Fletcher/National Geographic hide caption

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The Great U.S. History Battle

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Hugo Villavicencio talks to kindergarten students at Lenicia B. Weemes Elementary School about the importance of attending school. Benjamin Brayfield/Southern California Public Radio/KPCC hide caption

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In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

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For his study Professor Benjamin Schmidt culled roughly 14 million reviews from the website Rate My Professor. Blue dots represent male professors, red dots female. The farther right the dot, the more often that the word on the left was used to describe the professor. Alyson Hurt hide caption

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How We Talk About Our Teachers

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An Oxford student practices for the upcoming wine-tasting match with the University of Cambridge. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

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When the homebrewing gets good, the teachers turn pro. Kegs of Line 51 beer fill an Oakland warehouse. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Hoops By Day, Hops By Night: This Phys Ed Teacher's Got A Secret Brew

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Danielle Boshers, Anna Garcia and Chris Reynolds say the University of Michigan could do a better job welcoming first-generation students to campus. Jen Guerra/Michigan Radio hide caption

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Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

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