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What Schools with Low Dropout Rates Have in Common

University of Missouri

People think kids drop out before finishing high school because they lose interest, need to earn money or need more opportunities. But the data shows that these and many other common beliefs about why students become dropouts are untrue.

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Thursday's Classroom observes the Autumnal Equinox

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

This week's Thursday's Classroom episode examines the seasons on Earth and on other planets.

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Americans Optimistic About How Long They Have to Live

Ohio State University

Americans on average estimate they will live about one year longer than statistics of life expectancy suggest they will, a new Ohio State study finds. Men and Blacks are most optimistic about their lifespans, while white women are least optimistic.

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Poets, Writers Examine Sports and Literature at Oct. 15-17 Conference

University of Tulsa

The traditional turf war between athletics and academics will call a truce Oct. 15-17 when The University of Tulsa presents a conference on sports and literature in its new $28 million sports arena.

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TIP: A New Way to Teach Evolution

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new take on teaching evolution in public schools - an issue stoked white-hot by the recent decision of the Kansas state board of education -- can be found in a high school course developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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"Welfare to Meaningful Work via Education" Conference

Hamilton College

Hamilton College will host a conference, "From Welfare to meaningful Work Through Education," on Oct. 15-16, featuring a panel of former welfare recipients who have gone on to earn advanced degrees and obtain professional jobs.

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PTEN Gene Mutation Can Cause Cancer and Autoimmune Disease

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Although it has been known that a mutation in both copies of the PTEN tumor suppressor gene impairs a cell's ability to program its death, researchers have found that losing function of only one of the pair is enough to disrupt this vital signaling mechanism.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet for Sept. 21

Cedars-Sinai

1. Ventricular Assist Surgery; 2. New Dimension in Radiation Therapy 3. Prenatal Diagnostics Pioneer Joins Cedars-Sinai; 4. Mitral Valve Prolapse

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Weather Satellite Nears Mars

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Mars Climate Orbiter is set to go into orbit around the red planet this week.

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New Chandra Images Released

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Images released yesterday from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveal previously unobserved features in the remnants of three different supernova explosions.

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