Nancy Rodriguez http://wkms.org en Districts Moving Foward to Raise Dropout Age http://wkms.org/post/districts-moving-foward-raise-dropout-age <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Department of Education is well on its way to it’s goal of increasing the compulsory age of school attendance to 18. KDE offered a $10,000 grant to the first 57 districts that adopted the voluntary change.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:54:09 +0000 Drew Adams 32561 at http://wkms.org Districts Moving Foward to Raise Dropout Age Department of Education Says Midnight Meetings for Dropout Grants Unnecessary http://wkms.org/post/department-education-says-midnight-meetings-dropout-grants-unnecessary <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education says many <span data-term="goog_1238120324" tabindex="0">midnight</span> meetings planned at area school districts are unnecessary, and not placing them at the front of the line for a $10,000 grant.</p><p>The incentive for schools to raise their dropout age to 18 becomes law&nbsp;on June 25<sup> </sup>and the first 96 schools to approve the measure receive the money. This has led to districts scheduling early morning meetings, but the Kentucky Department of Education’s Nancy Thu, 23 May 2013 21:19:30 +0000 John Null 31752 at http://wkms.org Department of Education Says Midnight Meetings for Dropout Grants Unnecessary