Take Two for June 13, 2013

Rollout of California program offers glimpse of universal Pre-K

Transitional Kindergarten

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Students line up to sing a song before their parents arrive for a graduation ceremony in a class of mixed kindergarten and transitional students at Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Winnetka.

Transitional Kindergarten

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Kevin takes his photo after graduating from transitional kindergarten at Stanley Mosk Elementary School.

Transitional Kindergarten

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Kevin and his mother watches the end-of-year movie made by teacher Veronica Azizi.

Transitional Kindergarten

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Stanley Mosk elementary student Micah holds his kindergarten diploma during the class graduation ceremony on June 6.

Transitional Kindergarten

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Alondra, 3, holds a balloon to congratulate her sibling as her parents Francisco ad Marta Robles look on at Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Winnetka.

Transitional Kindergarten

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Class teacher Veronica Azizi hands a diploma to Giovanni during the students' graduation ceremony.

Transitional Kindergarten

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Stanley Mosk Elementary student Micah laughs with a fellow classmate on the last day of school on June 6.


The first year of Transitional Kindergarten has just ended. Its a new grade level in California and in many ways, it's a glimpse of what President Obama's Universal Pre-K might look like. KPCC reporter Deepa Fernandes dropped in to find out what they learned.


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