Newton-conover en Two Local School Districts To Raise Dropout Age To 18 <p>In North Carolina and 21 other states kids only have to go to school till they’re sixteen years old.&nbsp; But next year Hickory and Newton-Conover Schools will raise the dropout age to eighteen.&nbsp;</p><p>That sixteen year old dropout age harkens back to another time when you could easily get a good-paying job in a furniture factory or textile mill without a high school diploma.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:12:38 +0000 Lisa Miller 40018 at