N.J. bill would require teens stay in school until 18

    New Jersey teenagers would have to stay in school until they’re 18 under a bill going before a state Senate committee.

    State law requires those between 6 and 16 to regularly attend school. But several states have sought to raise the age limit in recent years to reduce the drop-out rate.

    New Jersey, however, has one of the highest graduation rates in the country, with about 87 percent of high school students receiving diplomas.

    The bill will be heard today before the Senate Education Committee in Trenton.

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