Community Discussion. Community Action. Community Progress.
On September 11-12, 2009, Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth came together in Frankfort to participate in Graduate Kentucky: A Community Approach. This was a first of its kind comprehensive statewide conversation to not only understand why students are contemplating dropping out of school, but to also share ideas and best practices of how communities can play a pivotal role in reducing the dropout rate and creating a strategic vision for keeping our children engaged in school.
Since September of 2009, Kentuckians have continued to gather in their communities taking part in Regional Summits aimed at having regionally-centered conversations on the issues surrounding drop out in our communities and developing community centered action plans to tackle this crisis.
Kentucky’s dropout problem will not be a simple problem to address. It will require complex solutions and ideas from dedicated educators, policy makers, parents, communities and students. Reducing our dropout rate is as tied to educational achievement as it is to workforce development, economic development, and the ability of Kentucky to offer its citizens an increased quality of life which is essential to the Commonwealth’s competitiveness in the 21st century.
For more information on the recommendations from the regional summits, please download Graduate Kentucky Regional Summit Recap 2010 (PowerPoint).
- Green River Region, Bowling Green - November 21, 2009
- West Kentucky Region, Murray - February 18, 2010
- Central Kentucky Region, Richmond - March 01, 2010
- Southeastern Kentucky Region, Hazard - March 15, 2010
- Northern Kentucky Region, Covington - September 18, 2010
- Northeastern Region, Ashland - October 29, 2010
- Information for students to consider about the importance of education and staying in school
- Information for parents to help your children meet the education challenge
- Best practices of Schools across the Commonwealth accepting the challenge
- See how Communities throughout Kentucky can accept the challenge
- See How Your Business can accept the challenge and win with Kentucky