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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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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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