California’s state schools chief on Tuesday night welcomed President Barack Obama’s plan for all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, indicating that he believed such a move would result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce.
A five-year-old girl was struck and injured by a car Tuesday morning in San Francisco’s Polk Gulch neighborhood, a fire dispatcher said.
California will require kids to be 5 years old when they start kindergarten and create a new grade level for pre-K children after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation aimed at improving student achievement.
California would delay kindergarten for thousands of youngsters under a bill approved by the state Senate.