Kentucky Senate allows higher dropout age
Frankfort, Kentucky: The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow local school districts to raise the dropout age from 16 to 18 in their district. The House version does not have the local provision, but would establish the higher dropout age for the whole state. The House bill is seen as unlikely to pass in the Republican-majority Senate. 
The Senate bill also differs from the House bill in including a requirement for alternative education options.