Kentucky Education Department http://wkms.org en Kentucky’s New Dropout Age Will Be 18 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-s-new-dropout-age-will-be-18 <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201307/shutterstock_2152477.jpg" alt="" /><p>In four years, Kentucky students won't be able to drop out of school until they're 18.<p>It appears that enough Kentucky school districts have, or plan to back increasing the compulsory dropout age from 16 to 18 to put the state over the threshold needed to make the change mandatory statewide.<p>More than 20 school districts that have not yet acted on the policy are scheduled to meet this week, and WFPL h Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:24:48 +0000 Devin Katayama 32911 at http://wkms.org Retiring Education Department Spokeswoman Recalls Reforms http://wkms.org/post/retiring-education-department-spokeswoman-recalls-reforms <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky Department of Education Communications Division Director Lisa Gross retired in December. Earlier in 2012, she earned the Kevin M. Noland Award for significant service to the commonwealth’s public schools.</p><p>Gross has been responsible for KDE’s public information and media relations. For many education reporters Gross has been the “go to” person at the state level. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 25820 at http://wkms.org Retiring Education Department Spokeswoman Recalls Reforms