droupout bill http://wkms.org en Afternoon Round-Up 3/27/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-32712 <h4><strong>On NPR:</strong> To keep customers, brick-and-mortar stores look to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/03/27/149463201/to-keep-customers-brick-and-mortar-stores-look-to-smartphones">smartphones</a>.</h4><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Education:</strong></p><p>Kentucky lawmakers are trying again to <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/house-tries-second-dropout-bill-compromise">raise the state&#39;s dropout age</a>.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:39:55 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17393 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 3/27/12 House Tries Second Dropout Bill Compromise http://wkms.org/post/house-tries-second-dropout-bill-compromise <p><font size="2">Kentucky lawmakers are trying again to raise the state&#39;s dropout age.<br /><br /> Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 years old with parents&#39; permission. But lawmakers and Governor Steve Beshear have pushed to raise the dropout age to 18, regardless of parental consent.<br /><br /> The latest proposal before the legislature would let local school boards decide &nbsp;whether to adopt the higher dropout age. But once 70 districts opt in, it will become mandatory statewide.<br /> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:11:32 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17389 at http://wkms.org House Tries Second Dropout Bill Compromise KY House Votes to Raise High School Dropout Age http://wkms.org/post/ky-house-votes-raise-high-school-dropout-age <p><span class="article-content"><span>The Kentucky House has approved legislation that would raise the school dropout age to 18. House Bill 216 would require all school districts to have the dropout age at 18, unlike a bill that passed the Senate Feb. 8 which let local school boards decide the age. The bill&#39;s sponsor, Democrat Jeff Greer says allowing children to drop out of school when they&#39;re 16 or 17 is costly to them and the state. They earn less and are more likely to be on public assistance or be incarcerated for crimes. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:40:16 +0000 Shelly Baskin 16957 at http://wkms.org Senate Approves Dropout Bill http://wkms.org/post/senate-approves-dropout-bill <p>A proposal to raise Kentucky s dropout age to 18 years old has passed a major hurdle.<br /> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:22:29 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16852 at http://wkms.org