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Tue June 11, 2013
Beshear Heralds 77.2% Graduation Rate
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is praising Kentucky educators and others for their part in improving the state's graduation rate, which rose from 63.7% in 2000 to 77.2% in 2010. That moves Kentucky well ahead of the national graduation rate of 74.7%.
Beshear credited a coordinated effort by teachers, administrators, parents, business leaders and others to keep Kentucky students on track to graduation. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said, despite the improvement, Kentucky still has a long way to go. Holliday said the state's goal is that every student graduates. Kentucky passed a law earlier this year that will incrementally increase the state's minimum age for dropping out of school from 16 to 18.