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Gov. Beshear continues to urge school districts to raise drop out age

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's governor is urging schools to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18 even though it just became a law.

It will become mandatory for schools state-wide to implement the law by the 2017-2018 school year.

Governor Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday are pushing for schools to go ahead and adopt the law before that deadline.

More than half of all Kentucky school districts have already approved the new "Graduate Kentucky" standard keeping students in school through age 18, or at least until they earn a high school diploma.

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