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Gov. Beshear signs bill raising dropout age

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Gov. Beshear signs bill raising dropout age

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 97, legislation that will allow individual school districts in Kentucky to voluntarily raise the dropout age to 18. Under the bill, once 55 percent of the districts have raised the age limit the law becomes mandatory statewide with four years ... Dropouts from the class of 2008, for example, will cost Kentucky almost $4.2 billion in lost wages over their lifetimes, according to the estimations of the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Categories: High School Dropout Rates
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