Governor, first lady honored for dropout prevention work

Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear this week received the National Dropout Prevention Network’s 2014 Crystal Star Award for Distinguished Leadership and Service. “Governor Beshear and the first lady have demonstrated their commitment to education by championing programs and legislation designed to ensure that students throughout the state not only graduate high school but are college- and career-ready,” [...]

By |2014-11-05T12:18:02-05:00November 6, 2014|

120 School Districts Honored at “Graduate Kentucky” Celebration

Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday honored 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. To date, 120 Kentucky local boards of education have voted to raise the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18.  [...]

By |2021-01-07T16:44:53-05:00August 8, 2013|

‘Blitz to 96’ a success; age 18 policy to be implemented statewide

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 [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:29:59-05:00July 11, 2013|

Fifty-four school districts adopt new attendance age

Within two days of the official implementation of the “Graduate Kentucky” bill to promote high school graduation, 54 Kentucky school districts have voted to increase their compulsory attendance age. On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday challenged the state’s school districts to adopt the new policy, and the leaders are encouraged by the [...]

By |2020-09-23T15:06:07-04:00June 27, 2013|
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