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After the non-indictments in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, my colleagues worked really hard to put together this package on racism and how it has impacted them in their lives - Felecia Wellington on being a black woman in an interracial marriage, Jay Scott Smith on being a young black man in America, and more. I hope you'll take the time to read some of their stories, comment and share.

What do you think it will take to fix America's complex race problems? #icantbreathe   #wecantbreathe   #blacklivesmatter   #alllivesmatter   #ericgarner   #ericgarnercase   #michaelbrown   #ferguson   #police  
From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, race has been at the forefront of our conversations in recent months.
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I don't know about you but this sounds like more work than studying: "One YouTube video shows how to digitally scan the wrapper of a soft drink bottle, then use photo editing software to erase the nutrition information and replace it with test answers or handy formulas."

#NJ #NJED #NJEA #NEWJERSEY #nea #schools #backtoschool #cheating #students #college #highschool #satchat #ptchat #parenting #teachers #teaching  
About 51 percent of students admitted to cheating on a recent test in a 2012 survey.
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Apologies to my fellow Jerseyans. "NY's biggest jerk" belongs to us. #nj #newjersey #jerseyshore #jersey  
#ny #nyc #newyork  
A 19-year-old is caught in outrageous lies while trying to stop filming.
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In the wake of the #JordanDavis, #TrayvonMartin cases, we asked Shore residents to talk about their thoughts on race and perception. #nj   #njnews   #race   #racism   #dangerousblackkids   
When Felicia Simmons looks at her 11-year-old son, she sees an intelligent, sensitive boy who is curious about the world.
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How safe is your government website? My first Sunday shift as an +Asbury Park Press metro editor and this goes down.  #nj   #newjersey  #jerseyshore #therealjerseyshore #hackers #tech #interwebs
A group of apparent Turkish hackers took over the Asbury Park municipal website Sunday, replacing it with a blue image of a man holding a partially disguised rifle.
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It's National Teacher Day. Tell us about a teacher who has made a difference in your life.
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Survey says: Ditch all the standardized testing and stick to the basics: teaching. What do you think? #nj  #newjersey #edchat #schools #education #njed
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Disobedient students. Heavy workloads. Standardized testing mandates. Public disdain for the profession. Teachers and experts say these are just a few of the factors that send educators running from careers in education. #njea #nj #njed #schools #backtoschool #teachers #edchat #satchat #ptchat #education #educationnews #njnews #jerseyshore #newjersey  
Disrespect and workload burdens blamed for burnout.
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According to the lawsuit, the NJ superintendent said she'd "convert" the special services supervisor into a lesbian.

...Oh. :|

#lgbt #glbt #lgbtq #gay #nj #njed #jerseyshore  
A lawsuit filed by a former district employee, who says Little Silver schools chief Carolyn M. Kossack fired her after she rejected the superintendent's sexual advances, may be headed to trial.
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#NJ schools struggling to meet tech mandates ask students to bring their own devices to class. Good news for education or bad news for the kids who can't afford iPads and iPhones for school? #njed   #newjersey   #education   #edchat   #schools   #edtech   #tech   #ipad   #iphone   #android   #samsung  
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when bringing a cellphone or other hand-held digital device to school could earn a kid detention or a visit to the principal's office.
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I've heard this question a lot and I understand where it's coming from but I think school boards do what they have to given budget cuts. No it's not fair to those who can't afford them but I don't think it's a bad decision. 
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What did you think of the president's speech last night? Shore area reacts to Pres. Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me http://on.app.com/1bz2i0h  #trayvonmartin   #obama   #barackobama   #nj   #newjersey   #jerseyshore  
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+Kaylah Haye Kaylah you are so one sided, I hate the term but you threw the race card, have you any idea what it is to be a white person or a hispanic person do you know what it is like to be white and walk through a east side neighborhood in Detroit or west Chicago or even downtown LA! I am so tired of Black people saying they are discriminated against when Black people do the same thing to us just like you just did! 
 
Nobody cares that you're Black or any other race, you have the same opportunities in THIS country as any other american, repression exists in all places across the globe and it is not isolated to Blacks in America! Do me a favor and open your eyes if you don't want to Listen to me then Listen to Charles Barkley!

As far as Obama, he should never have brought race into this! This was not about race! This is about upbringing and if your head was being bashed against the sidewalk what would you have done, I would not be able to pass judgment against you because of your color, Survival is survival no matter what color you are!
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  • Asbury Park Press
    Staff writer, 2005 - present
  • USA Today
    Correspondent, 2011 - present
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mother. wife. journalist. book lover. jersey fresh.
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  • Monmouth University
    Communication, 2004