Kentucky Graduation Rates May Drop With New Standards

Kentucky has released graduation rates for the 2009-2010 school year. The rates are based off a new formula under No Child Left Behind and appear to have dipped, though that’s not an entirely accurate assessment. “You shouldn’t go back and compare the rates that we’ve reported in the past with these new rates. The reason […]

Why Do Students Drop Out?

In 2009, about 6,500 students dropped out of schools in Kentucky alone. Statistics show that in their lifetime, dropouts earn about $200,000 less than high school graduates and more than $800,000 less than college graduates. Despite these startling facts, kids continue to forgo their high school diplomas. Why is this? Are they unmotivated, is the education system inadequate, or are there other external factors? Join us on Wednesday as we take a look at why so many kids are leaving school, what they and their families go through, and what’s being done to increase the graduation rate.  Listen to the Show

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