dropout age http://wfpl.org en Kentucky School Districts Expected to Increase Dropout Age to 18 Beginning This Week http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-school-districts-expected-increase-dropout-age-18-beginning-week <p>Beginning this week, several Kentucky school boards are expected to adopt new policies increasing the dropout age for students to 18.</p><p>For decades, Kentucky students have been allowed to drop out of school at age 16. <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/SB97.htm">Under new state law</a>, local districts now have the option to change that. Once 55 percent of school districts adopt the new dropout age, all districts will have four years to follow suit.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 5842 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky School Districts Expected to Increase Dropout Age to 18 Beginning This Week Bill to Raise Kentucky Dropout Age Approved by House Panel http://wfpl.org/post/bill-raise-kentucky-dropout-age-approved-house-panel <p></p><p>The Kentucky House Education Committee has approved a bill that would require students to stay in school until they’re 18 years old.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s current law that allows students to drop out at age 16 with their parents’ permission.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:45:03 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Conti 3957 at http://wfpl.org Bill to Raise Kentucky Dropout Age Approved by House Panel