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December 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Daily round-up: State has most new national board-certified teachers, study finds kids understand math early

Washington tops country with new national board-certified teachers: Washington added 516 new national board-certified teachers to its roster this week — the highest number of any state in 2013. The new additions bring the state’s total number of board-certified instructors to 7,333, the fourth-highest in the nation.

Children may be able to grasp math concepts earlier than previously thought (The Washington Post): Kids as young as 3 can understand the meaning and value of multi-digit numbers, according to a new report from researchers at Indiana University and Michigan State University.

House Dems propose legislation to cut federal funding for abstinence education (The Hill): Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would repeal federal grants to states that run abstinence-only sex education programs. Lee’s bill is co-sponsored by eight other Democrats in the House.

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