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A strong start for all students

June 3, 2012
By TERRY WALLACE , Times Leader

At or near the start of every school year, I get calls and notes for parents demanding a waiver in order to get their children into kindergarten early, even though the children are too young to meet the age cut off. Grandparents often add their weight to the parents' request to ignore statutory and policy limits on students' age of admission to school. They often circumvent school officials and appeal to board members, or migrate to charter of nonpublic schools to get what they want.



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