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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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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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