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 […]

Dropout Bill Advances In Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A bill that would boost Kentucky’s dropout age to 18 by July 2014 has won House Education Committee approval.  State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s not a big fan of current Kentucky law, which allows 16-year olds to drop out of school with parental consent.  Recalling his days as a […]

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, […]