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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

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

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:47

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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Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:38

Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.

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VIDEO: Calais chaos as refugees dodge trucks

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:22
A BBC documentary team has filmed hundreds of refugees being held back by French police as they attempt to board trucks and other vehicles heading to Britain from Calais.

No DNA matches in Thai murder probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:14
Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.

Caption Challenge: We come in peace

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:13
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

AUDIO: Hitchcock's abandoned Nazi documentary

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:05
A new documentary is being released telling the story of an aborted film project from 1945 which would provide evidence of Nazi crimes for German audiences

I banned radio advice - Ecclestone

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:00
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.

PODCAST: Strong year for corn, bad year for farmers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:00

First up, the Federal Reserve doesn't think the U.S. economy is healthy enough to raise interest rates for a quote "considerable" time. And fresh numbers this morning from the housing market lend support to that view. And last evening, the Senate joined the House in passing a measure to approve new ingredients for sunscreen in America. There's a backlog at the Food and Drug Administration, meaning Americans have had to do without modern sunscreen formulations that people in other countries have been using. Plus, this year's corn crop is expected to break records thanks, in part, to weather that was generally just about right. The great crop is a paradox for farmers. The Agriculture department says the average price per bushel will probably drop by more than thirty percent. We traveled to Iowa to meet with a young farmer facing a difficult bounty.

BBC team attacked in southern Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:55
A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.

VIDEO: Jeremy Vine's guide to Scotland vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:52
Jeremy Vine breaks down the council areas in Scotland that will decide the referendum result.

VIDEO: Fancy a look inside Downing Street?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:51
Some Westminster landmarks normally closed to the public, including Downing Street, will be open this weekend.

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:46
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.

Acting PCC chosen after abuse scandal

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:41
Steve Pick is announced as acting police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

Alibaba set to announce share price

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:34
Chinese online giant Alibaba is expected to set the price of its shares later in what could be a record-breaking initial public offering in New York.

Kate withdraws from Malta visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:28
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:19
Winning images of twinkling stars and swirling gases

Two arrests over Bathgate death

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:19
Two teenagers are arrested after a 31-year-old man is found dead at a house in Bathgate, West Lothian.

VIDEO: Campaign leaders cast their votes

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:17
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond of the Scottish National Party, and Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling from Better Together, have all been casting their votes in the Scottish referendum.

Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:17
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
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