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Should Kindergarten Be Mandatory?

First graders at Rockville Elementary School complete a craft project. The compulsory attendance age in Indiana is 7, so not all students attend kindergarten before starting school.

When it comes to when Indiana students should start schools, Superintendent-elect Glenda Ritz will have at least one ally on the State Board of Education: Tony Walker suggested Wednesday it’s time for Indiana to make kindergarten mandatory.

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