Dropout Bill http://wuky.org en Officials Mark Success Of "Graduate Kentucky" http://wuky.org/post/officials-mark-success-graduate-kentucky <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - State officials gathered at the Capitol Thursday to recognize the success of the “Graduate Kentucky” initiative that will raise the compulsory attendance age for students in the state to 18. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:01:56 +0000 Josh James 35749 at http://wuky.org Officials Mark Success Of "Graduate Kentucky" Legislature OK's Measure Raising Dropout Age To 18 http://wuky.org/post/legislature-oks-measure-raising-dropout-age-18 <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky students would be barred from dropping out of school before they're 18 years old under legislation passed by the Legislature on Monday.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Senate voted 33-5 late Monday afternoon for final passage. That vote came on the heels of 88-10 House vote.</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:56:37 +0000 Associated Press 28514 at http://wuky.org Legislature OK's Measure Raising Dropout Age To 18 House Passes Bill Raising Minimum Dropout Age To 18 http://wuky.org/post/house-passes-bill-raising-minimum-dropout-age-18 <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Students wouldn't be allowed to drop out of school before their 18th birthday under legislation that has passed the House.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The vote was 87-10 Thursday afternoon. Gov. Steve Beshear, a two-term Democrat, has been promoting the legislation for years, most recently in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech.</span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:14:53 +0000 Associated Press 27366 at http://wuky.org House Passes Bill Raising Minimum Dropout Age To 18