Kentucky Education Department

Education
4:24 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Kentucky’s New Dropout Age Will Be 18

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 1:31 pm

In four years, Kentucky students won't be able to drop out of school until they're 18.

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.

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Education
12:00 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Retiring Education Department Spokeswoman Recalls Reforms

Lisa Gross earned the 2012 Kevin M. Noland Award recognizing significant service to Kentucky’s public schools and for providing inspiration for education.

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.

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.

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