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High-Stakes Testing Backed By Parents: Poll

Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students' and schools' performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Role of Technology Increases in Classrooms [AUDIO]

Pencils and notebooks are slowly finding themselves being replaced by laptops and tablets when it comes to essential classroom supplies.

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Marc Serota, Getty Images
Marc Serota, Getty Images
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Should NJ Students Be Taught the Dangers of PEDs? [AUDIO]

Even if you're not a big baseball fan, you've probably heard that former National League MVP Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season in connection with the MLB's probe into performance enhancing drugs (PEDS). Many feel the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is next.

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NJ State Comptroller Matt Boxer (Photo by David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
NJ State Comptroller Matt Boxer (Photo by David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Student Lunch Ripoff Revealed in Comptroller Report [AUDIO]

An investigation of 15 New Jersey school districts finds 109 public sector workers and their family members allegedly lied about their incomes on applications for federal school lunch programs, so their children could receive free or reduced-cost student lunches at school.

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Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie join United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba
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Sandy Relief Fund Gets $4.5M for Schools [VIDEO/AUDIO]

More than nine months after Superstorm Sandy rocked New Jersey, the generous giving continues.

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Little Drama Expected in Today’s Final NJ Budget Vote [AUDIO]

With very little fanfare, both houses of the New Jersey legislature are expected to pass the $32.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 State budget bill today.

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Flickr User Ian Kahn
Flickr User Ian Kahn
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NJ Targets Trash Talking High School Athletes [AUDIO]

Starting in September, if your son or daughter engages in trash talk during a high school sporting event, they may face personal discipline, their school team could be fined or suspended, and the student could wind up being investigated by the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.

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‘Race to Nowhere’ – Do Students Get Too Much Homework? [POLL]

Dennis and Judi were referencing this movie on the show today, entitled "Race to Nowhere."

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East Dover Intermediate School in Toms River
East Dover Intermediate School in Toms River (Toms River School District)
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Toms River Schools Seek Public Involvement In Super Search [AUDIO]

After losing one superintendent to a very public corruption scandal and another soon to a health crises, officials of New Jersey's fourth largest school district are hoping to involve residents in the selection of a new superintendent.

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Cameras Would Catch Drivers Who Disregard Bus Stop Signs [AUDIO]

When a school bus pulls off to the side of the road, flashes its lights and a stop sign pops out, most New Jersey drivers obey the law and come to a complete stop, but a small number of motorists ignore the warning, swerve around the bus and continue down the road.

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