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Do Too Many Tests Undermine Learning? [AUDIO]

New legislation introduced in Trenton would limit the amount of tests a teacher in New Jersey could give to students.

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Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, Governor Chris Christie, and Camden Mayor Dana Redd
Tim Larsen, Governor's Office,
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NJ Education Commissioner Stepping Down

New Jersey's education commissioner is stepping down at the end of the month.

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Preschool
Flickr User abbnormaly
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NJ Receives Portion of $280 Million in Early Learning Grants

Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Test Takers
Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
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Most NJ Schools to Try out New Standarized Test

Most New Jersey school districts will try out a new standardized test next year before it goes statewide in 2015.

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Test Takers
Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
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NJ Approves Alternatives to GED Test

Starting in January, New Jersey residents seeking state-issued high school diplomas will have options besides the venerable GED.

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Test Takers
Flickr User Brad Barth
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NJ Students Score Highly on National Standardized Test

New Jersey students scored among the highest in the nation this year on a standardized test often used to compare states' educational performance, and the exams revealed that Hispanic eighth-graders have made significant progress in closing the performance gap with their white peers, according to results released Thursday.

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Art Supplies
Flickr User Laddir
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No Homework, No Lectures at New Milford High School [POLL/AUDIO]

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Teachers at New Milford High School are taking a "flipped" approach to educating their students. There are no lectures during school hours, and they've done away with assigning homework.

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School Classroom
Flickr User Marie
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More Teaching Opportunities for Minority Men

The State Senate Education Committee approved a bill to increase teaching opportunities for minority men in order to help provide high quality teachers in chronically challenged schools.

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Computer Class
Computer Class (Flickr User ericnvntr)
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Computer Classes for All NJ Students Aim of New Bill [AUDIO]

In this day and age of constant technological advances, students need to know just about everything there is to know about computers if they're to have any shot at landing a good job when they head out into the real world. A new bill could help make sure young people in New Jersey are prepared.

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School Classroom
Flickr User woodleywonderworks
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Poll: Parent Involvement Key to Child’s Education Success [AUDIO]

What's the best way to improve education in New Jersey?  A new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll reveals voters think more parental involvement is the key.

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