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State lawmakers could raise the state’s high school dropout age.


Delaware Public Media

Delaware high schools are seeing a decline in high school drop-outs, according to a report from the state Department of Education.

 

During the 2015-2016 school year, 547 of the state’s 40,000 public high school students dropped out - a 1.4 percent rate. That’s down from 2.2 percent the year before, and is the lowest dropout rate the First State has seen in over 30 years.

 

School dropout age could rise to 18 under new bill

Jan 30, 2017
Delaware Public Media

State lawmakers are trying to curb Delaware’s dropout rate even further by making it illegal for minors to quit school.

Delaware Public Media

Delaware lawmakers are reviving efforts to keep kids from dropping out of school before they’re adults.