Politics & Government

July 10, 2013 5:17 PM

All Kentucky schools must increase dropout age to 18 by 2017

FRANKFORT — Kentucky will abandon a generations-old policy that allows minors as young as 16 to drop out of school, a move being heralded by Gov. Steve Beshear as an important step for a state that has strived to improve its economy and educational standing.

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