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Research shows sports may be key to keeping kids in school

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Students who complete high school are more likely to succeed financially. There's plenty of research to back that up.

That research has also found that kids who drop out are far more likely to live in poverty and struggle with substance abuse. But keeping kids in school can be difficult.  Educators have experimented with financial incentives and technology. Now, they may be giving sports a shot.

New research from the University of Kansas suggests that athletic participation might be the key. Professor Angela Lumpkin conducted the research and joins us to discuss. 

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