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NJ lawmaker wants to change teachers’ convention dates

Most New Jersey schools were closed last Thursday and Friday for the New Jersey Education Association's annual teachers' convention. Assemblywoman Donna Simon said the convention should be moved to when school is already out, and she is in the process of drafting legislation to change the dates.

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A teacher’s dilemma

Jim received this email and wanted to share this one with you. This may be up for email forward of the year. Very funny stuff! Enjoy!

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

'Let me see if I've got this right

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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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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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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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NJ Senate delays vote on test consequences

The New Jersey state Senate is giving Gov. Chris Christie more time to work out a compromise on how to slow down use of a new standardized test to judge teachers' performance.

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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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Teacher-Student Communication Focus of New Bill [AUDIO]

Most teachers already know what is and is not appropriate when communicating with a student, but it can't hurt to make sure they know the rules.

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Where’s the Respect at School? [AUDIO]

Schools may be wise to introduce a class on respect, but teachers should sit in on it as well. A new poll of thousands of adults across the nation finds respect in school has dropped in all areas.

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Oldest Working Teacher in US Turns 100 [AUDIO, VIDEO]

America's oldest working teacher, Agnes "Granny" Zhelesnik, is celebrating her 100th birthday in New Jersey today.

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