Graduation Rates

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Kentucky is being recognized for having one of the highest graduation rates in the country among low-income students. The commonwealth has been named a national leader in closing what's known as the achievement gap.

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The number of Kentuckians graduating from higher education rose sharply over the last decade.

Take a big room in Manhattan with more than 100 people, all of them fired up about education. Add some dramatic lighting and booming PA announcements, and you've got last week's New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference. And everybody there, from university presidents to ed tech startups, was talking about how higher education is changing.

Here are some of the themes and ideas that stole the show.

The Kentucky Department of Education will release individual district and school accountability test results this week, including test scores, graduation rates and how many students are college and career ready.

WFPL will have coverage of the test results starting Friday morning on air at 89.3 and online here at WFPL.org.