Education A State Capitals Roundup

N.C. Dropout Data

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — February 15, 2005 1 min read

North Carolina’s dropout rate rose slightly, to 4.9 percent of students in grades 9-12, last school year—about 1,000 students more than the 2002-03 year, according to state data. The shift has prompted some state education officials to call on lawmakers to raise the state’s compulsory education age from 16 to 17.

A version of this article appeared in the February 16, 2005 edition of Education Week