House Approves Mandatory Kindergarten Bill

AlabamasenateMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have advanced a proposal to require students to complete kindergarten or demonstrate first-grade readiness, before starting first grade. The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the bill by Rep. Pebblin Warren on a 101-0 vote. It now moves to the Alabama Senate.  The bill would require a child to have successfully completed kindergarten or have demonstrated first-grade readiness on a district-approved assessment before enrolling in first grade. According to the Education Commission of the States, 19 states and the District of Columbia require that children attend kindergarten.

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