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Rollout of California program offers glimpse of universal Pre-K




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.
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.
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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.
Kevin takes his photo after graduating from transitional kindergarten at Stanley Mosk Elementary School.
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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.
Kevin and his mother watches the end-of-year movie made by teacher Veronica Azizi.
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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.
Stanley Mosk elementary student Micah holds his kindergarten diploma during the class graduation ceremony on June 6.
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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.
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.
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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.
Class teacher Veronica Azizi hands a diploma to Giovanni during the students' graduation ceremony.
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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.
Stanley Mosk Elementary student Micah laughs with a fellow classmate on the last day of school on June 6.
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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.