Gov. Newsom Proposes Kindergarten for 4-Year-Olds in Education Spending PlanAll 4-year-olds in California could go to kindergarten for free under a new proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, part of a broad new education spending package made possible by the state’s surprise budget surplus.
Marin Kindergarten Vaccination Rate Highest In 5 YearsKindergarten immunization rates in Marin County are the highest they have been since 2011-2012, but there also has been an increase in parents seeking medical exemptions to immunization, county officials said Wednesday.
Ask A Bay Area Expert: 5 Tips For Getting Your Child Ready For KindergartenStarting school is typically a fun and exciting time in any child’s life, but the transition to Kindergarten can be rocky for kids who are ill-prepared. Here, local Kindergarten teacher Tracy Rivas shares some expert tips on how to get kids ready to start Kindergarten.
Every Kindergartner Gets $50 Saving Account In Oakland Leader's ProposalSome Oakland leaders want to give every student entering kindergarten a college savings account. It sounds like a noble idea, but critics said the city has more pressing needs.
84% Of Kindergartners Not Up-To-Date On Vaccines At A Marin School, Majority Of Students Unprotected At Many Private SchoolsThe Bay Area is home to pockets of unvaccinated school children numbering in the thousands, according to data from the California Department of Public Health, and Marin public schools showed some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state with many private religious and Waldorf schools reporting a majority of students not up to date on vaccines.
Calif. Schools Chief Applauds Obama's Call For Expanded Pre-School AccessCalifornia'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.
Girl Walking To Kindergarten Hit By Car In San FranciscoA five-year-old girl was struck and injured by a car Tuesday morning in San Francisco's Polk Gulch neighborhood, a fire dispatcher said.
Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Delaying Kindergarten EntryCalifornia 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.
CA Bill Would Delay Kindergarten for 4-Year-Olds