Government officials take closer look at school drop-out rate

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Every year 1.3 million American students drop out of school - that averages 7,000 every day. It's a problem that government officials and community activists are taking seriously.

NBC's Tracie Potts spoke with us live from Washington about how they plan to attack the problem. Play the video to see the interview. Also, more information is available at

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