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WATCH: PARCC and corporate ties to ‘common core’

In all the talk and furor over the upcoming PARCC testing, a listener sent us this video. It will make your head spin and leave you asking:  Who's really in charge of our nation's education?

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Senate education committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., right, and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Senate education committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., right, and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not another test! The lament of many schoolchildren was echoed across a congressional hearing room as senators began working on a long overdue update to the No Child Left Behind education law.

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Colleges cite more non-traditional students

The college student body today doesn't look like it did years ago. Higher education statistics, and experts close to the issue, suggest a vastly changing student landscape.

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to nine-year-old Alajah Lane of Washington at the White House Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama gives a high-five to nine-year-old Alajah Lane of Washington at the White House Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on programs for young learners.

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Disney Imagicademy iPad app called "Mickey's Magical Math World," left, and a companion iPhone app for parents. (AP Photo/The Walt Disney Co.)
Disney Imagicademy iPad app called "Mickey's Magical Math World," left, and a companion iPhone app for parents. (AP Photo/The Walt Disney Co.)
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Mickey and math? Disney launches education apps

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mickey is getting into math - and science, art, reading and even teaching social skills.

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POLL: Wayne teacher’s in trouble for commenting on student’s name

A teacher in Wayne is facing consequences for a comment she made on social media about one of her student's names.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, in Ames, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Huckabee: ‘Stop the fight’ over Common Core school standards

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

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Third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
Third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
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Kids’ brains reorganize when learning math skills

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.

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Is Community College a better choice than a four year college?

Colleges and universities are becoming less and less affordable for many, and community colleges are becoming the better choice for potential students.

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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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