Flooding & Power Loss After Irene, Rising College Costs and Dropout Rates: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Flooding from rains dumped by tropical storm Irene have isolated entire towns in the Northeast, and some communities are warily watching swollen rivers for signs of cresting. More than 2 and a half million people from North Carolina to Maine lacked electricity today, three days after Irene churned up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm […]

Kentucky Graduation, Dropout Rates Decrease in 2009

by Stephanie Crosby Data compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education shows that the state’s high school students are graduating at a lower rate, but are also dropping out of school at a lower rate. The non-academic data was released in a report today. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says dropout rates in Kentucky have declined by […]

Graduation, Dropout Rates Climb

More students are graduating from Kentucky high schools, but more students are also dropping out. New numbers out today show Kentucky’s high school graduation rate climbed from 83.7% in 2007 to around 84.5% last year. But Education Department spokesperson Lisa Gross says the dropout rate also increased. “Even though it only went up very slightly, […]