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Kindergartner Mason Schmidgall hangs on tight to his mother, Natalie, on the first day of school at Oak Ridge Elementary School in Eagan, Minn. Free, full-day kindergarten is new this year in Minnesota, but access to such programs varies widely from state to state.
—Ben Garvin/St. Paul Pioneer-Press

States Far From Uniform in Commitment to Kindergarten

While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements. (September 16, 2014)

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September 16, 2014 - Education Week
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September 16, 2014 - Education Week
While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
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