local school districts http://wkms.org en Dropout Bill Signed into Law http://wkms.org/post/dropout-bill-signed-law <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">After five years of advocacy, supporters of raising Kentucky's dropout age to 18 celebrated Monday as Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:14:34 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 29433 at http://wkms.org Dropout Bill Signed into Law 29 Kentucky School Districts Plan to Apply for Race to the Top funds http://wkms.org/post/29-kentucky-school-districts-plan-apply-race-top-funds <p>Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. Those include three in western Kentucky: Christian County Schools, Paducah Independent Schools and Henderson County Schools. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts for local-level improvements. Depending on size, winning districts may receive anywhere from $5 million to $40 million each. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:43:54 +0000 Angela Hatton 21686 at http://wkms.org 29 Kentucky School Districts Plan to Apply for Race to the Top funds