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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.
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Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference

The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.
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These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.
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Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

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Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

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Breaking Ground: Military Children

What can we learn from the education of military children in the U.S.? Kavitha Cardoza explores in a four-part series.

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Q&A: Why Teaching Music Matters

From homeless parent to Ph.D., Margaret Martin has always believed in the power of music. She founded Harmony Project, which puts instruments into the hands of kids from LA's toughest neighborhoods.
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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.
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International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown

Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.
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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

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