High School Dropouts http://wuky.org en Districts Rush To Approve Higher Dropout Age http://wuky.org/post/districts-rush-approve-higher-dropout-age <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The rush among Kentucky school boards to raise their school dropout age turned into an early stampede - set off at least partly by a cash enticement.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Local school boards started voting last week to increase the dropout age from 16 to 18, and within the first two days a whopping 54 school districts did so. By Monday morning, 78 districts were on board, closing in on the number needed to guarantee the policy change is applied statewide.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:24:28 +0000 Associated Press 33834 at http://wuky.org Districts Rush To Approve Higher Dropout Age State's Largest School District Approves Resolution To Raise Dropout Age http://wuky.org/post/states-largest-school-district-approves-resolution-raise-dropout-age <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Jefferson County Board of Education has voted in favor of a resolution calling for an increase in the dropout age.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Courier-Journal reports the board voted on the measure that supports raising the dropout age to 18 despite concerns from member Linda Duncan that it wouldn't "cure out-of-control kids and keep them in school."</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:19:38 +0000 Associated Press 30446 at http://wuky.org State's Largest School District Approves Resolution To Raise Dropout Age