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GRAPHIC: What Dropouts Say Would Help Students' Chances Of Graduating

Source: The Silent Epidemic, Civic Enterprises (PDF)
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Source: The Silent Epidemic, Civic Enterprises (PDF)

Most students who drop out of school say it's their own fault they didn't graduate. But some surveyed also feel there are things schools could do better to help get kids to the finish line. Here are some of their top suggestions.

This article is part of the American Graduate series on WAMU 88.5. "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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