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DOE Considers Relaxing Rule On When Children Can Enter Kindergarten

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The Department of Education is considering relaxing a rule about when children enter kindergarten.

The DOE previously intended to make sure all children turning five in a given calendar year began kindergarten that same year, even if the child had a late birthday.

If parents didn't comply and waited a year to enroll their child, the child would then be put into first grade.

Now, the DOE has a new proposal that would give parents, principals and school superintendents a say in which grade the student should be placed in.

Parents would be allowed to submit documentation to make their case for a particular grade, with the superintendent making the final decision.

For more information on the proposal, visit schools.nyc.gov.

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