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Students Take to Twitter to Protest School Lunches

Students in the Plum Borough School District in suburban Pittsburgh are #BrownBagginIt to call attention to pricey school lunches they don't like.

Instead of launching a cafeteria sit-in or school walkout over school lunches, students in the Plum Borough School District in suburban Pittsburgh are proving that all it takes to stage an effective protest is a smartphone and Twitter. The price of a lunch has risen to $2.50, and students say they're not going to pay more for lower quality food. The social media savvy high schoolers have pledged to boycott the cafeteria food and bring a sack lunch from home. They're using the hashtag #BrownBagginIt to let the world know why.

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Why Can't Hollywood Get Education Right?

The real problems in America's schools are hard to dramatize, so the entertainment industry gives us Cameron Diaz's breasts instead.

If the slate of upcoming movies and TV shows is any indication, the education drama may be the new cop drama. Several new films and series about teachers and schools are set to be unleashed on the masses. Unfortunately, the entertainment industry isn't exactly known for its accurate portrayals of American schools.

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Video: Pittsburgh's Bike Scene Is Pretty Incredible

Pittsburgh is the crown jewel in the rust belt renaissance, and a devoted group of cycling advocates deserve some credit for that.

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The Iron City has for years crept towards the top of the heap on those "liveable cities" lists—it's the leader of the rust belt renaissance. Part of the reason is the city's bike-friendliness. Pittsburgh made it onto our 2009 list of the best burgeoning bike scenes in North America and that scene, led by a dedicated group of cycling advocates called Bike PGH, is still going strong.

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