Will Raising the Legal Dropout Age Help Students? 


Kentucky and Maryland recently raised the legal age a student can drop out of high school from 16 to 18 and 17 respectively. With these new laws, both states argue that keeping teens in school longer will help to combat the dropout crisis. Penn Foster interviewed two former high school dropouts to learn:

  • What factors contributed to their decision to dropout
  • How traditional schools can better address these students' needs
  • Why a blended learning solution was able to help these students succeed

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