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All they need to know about kindergarten they learn this summer


July 18, 2002
Stephanie Finucane
San Luis Obispo Tribune

They aren’t quite kindergartners, but 65 youngsters in California are getting a crash course in classroom life — learning everything from playground etiquette to how to sit “crisscross applesauce” style during story time. With kindergarten becoming increasingly academic — students are expected to read, write, add and subtract by the end of the year — educators say school readiness is more important than ever.