The Kentucky Board of Education meeting was emotional as members celebrated the raising of the dropout age with Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear.
Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday yesterday commended school boards across Kentucky that raced to adopt the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard, keeping students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18. Just two weeks after they could vote to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18, 96 school [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The recent “Diplomas Count” study certainly gave us something to celebrate in Kentucky. The Kentucky graduation rate for the Class of 2010 (the most recent data available for this report) was 77.2 percent – better than the national average of 74.7 percent. Kentucky ranked third in the nation for most improvement in the graduation [...]