Department Of Education: Kentucky Graduation Rate Increases

More Kentucky high school students are getting their diplomas according to new numbers released Wednesday.

The State Department of Education says Kentucky’s graduation rate increased nearly 0.5% from 2006 to 2007.

It's now at 83.72%.

And the dropout rate decreased slightly over that same span.

It's now at 3.17%, a drop of nearly 0.2%.

The state reports graduation data as part of the federal "No Child Left Behind" act.


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