03 February 2010

Legislature 2010: Education

Legislation targeting the state's dropout rate would require West Virginians to stay in school until they're 18, up from the current attendance age of 16, Public Broadcasting reports.

"This bill and others are based on findings by a legislative interim committee," the item said. "Only one in four West Virginians graduates high school, and dropouts are more likely to be incarcerated than high school graduates."

Audio here. The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington also reports on efforts to increase the attendance age.

Public Broadcasting has a separate item as well on a House bill that addresses both the attendance age and truancy. With audio.

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