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Denver area high school students cheer as a passing motorist honk in support of their protest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Denver area high school students cheer as a passing motorist honk in support of their protest. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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History curriculum sparks student walkout in Denver area

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) -- Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal that would focus history education on topics that "promote citizenship, patriotism" and "respect for authority" in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards aim to downplay.

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Report: Early absences can set students seriously behind

This early in the new school year many parents may not realize that missing two to three days of school per month can set students back at least a year academically, a new report warns.

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(Adam Radosavljevic, ThinkStock)
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Can teachers and students be Facebook friends? Maybe not

Friday is the deadline, specified in a new law, for every New Jersey school district to have a policy in place regarding email, text, cellphone and social media communications between students and school staffers.

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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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Students Wait for Final Bell [AUDIO]

The trees are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the temperatures are rising, but our children are stuck inside a classroom. It's that time of the school year when many students struggle to focus and behave, as they pray for the start of summer vacation.

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Do We Need a Law that Sets Policies for Student-Teacher Relationships? [POLL]

In the past, when teachers needed to communicate with students and parents outside of the classroom, a note would be sent home, or a phone call would be made. But times are changing, and social media has way for students and teachers to keep in touch.

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Seminar Teaches College Students to Avoid Financial Traps [AUDIO]

College students are coming out of school with more debt than ever and a seminar at Rutgers University hopes to educate them on the tricks and traps to avoid.

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NJ Students Score Well in ‘Nation’s Report Card’ [AUDIO]

New Jersey's education system fares well in an updated look on progress across the country.

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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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NJ Students Schooled in Financial Literacy [AUDIO]

In an effort to better prepare New Jersey high school students for the future, all students in the state are now required to complete a half-year course in economics and financial literacy before graduation.

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