April 7th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
Maryland is poised to join a growing number of states that are requiring students to stay in school until their 18th birthday, a shift that President Obama urged during his State of the Union address in January.
A measure to raise the compulsory attendance age has cleared both chambers in the Maryland General Assembly. Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he will sign the legislation, which would fully take effect in 2017.