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

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


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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