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Should standardized testing have a heavy weight on teacher evaluations?

Governor Christie has reduced the weight of standardized test scores on teacher evaluations from 30 percent to 10 percent.

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Teacher has sex with two 18-year-olds after school ends – is it a crime? [Poll]

Have you ever fantasized about having sex with your teacher? Do you remember Van Halen’s “Hot For Teacher?” 

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Teacher assistant Margarita Sokolova, second from left, helps Giuliana Zautta, 17, of Menlo Park, Calif., during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Teacher assistant Margarita Sokolova, second from left, helps Giuliana Zautta, 17, of Menlo Park, Calif., during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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New push to get girls into computer sciences

Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is - more than ever - a man's world.

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Home-schooling Parents Rally Against Common Core

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.

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Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook and his wife, Priscilla, shown here in 2011, announced Thursday May 29, 2014 they are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook and his wife, Priscilla, shown here in 2011, announced Thursday May 29, 2014 they are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Zuckerberg, Wife Gift $120M to San Francisco Schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system.

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First lady Michelle Obama leads San Antonio, Texas high school students in a pledge for higher education during College Signing Day, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
First lady Michelle Obama leads San Antonio, Texas high school students in a pledge for higher education during College Signing Day, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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US 12th-Graders Lagging Badly in Math

In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math in a major assessment known as the nation's report card, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of students are unprepared for either college or the workplace.

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New School Testing Underway [AUDIO]

Students in hundreds of schools across the state have been participating in a test run of the new assessment exam that should officially launch during the next school year.

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Government Plans Education Summit
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NJ Classrooms Go Electronic [AUDIO]

The use of technology in the classroom is not a brand new concept, but its involvement has skyrocketed over recent years with some school districts encouraging students to bring their own gadgets from home.

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NJ Colleges Post Solid Return on Investment [AUDIO]

A new report containing analysis from the online salary database Payscale ranked several New Jersey colleges and universities among the top 250 nationwide in return on investment -- helping to answer the question, "Is college worth it?"

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NJ Bill Looks at Extended School Day, Year [POLL/AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie isn't New Jersey's only politician interested in extending the school day and school year. Democratic state lawmakers have been touting legislation with the same goal.

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