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LAUSD makes big expansion in education of its littlest students – Daily News

LAUSD makes big expansion in education of its littlest students – Daily News

The Los Angeles Unified School District is pushing the gas pedal on its expansion of transitional kindergarten, and will offer the program to all four-year-olds this fall, two years ahead of the state’s mandate that school districts must do so.Carvalho is joined by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to unveil a plan that expands Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) programs across the school district during a speech at Van Deene Avenue Elementary STEAM Academy in Torrance on Friday, May 26, 2023.Carvalho is joined by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to unveil a plan that expands Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) programs across the school district during a speech at Van Deene Avenue Elementary STEAM Academy in Torrance on Friday, May 26, 2023.Carvalho and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond tour a Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) classroom at Van Deene Avenue Elementary STEAM Academy in Torrance on Friday, May 26, 2023.

Carvalho is joined by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond to unveil a plan that expands Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) programs across the school district during a speech at Van Deene Avenue Elementary STEAM Academy in Torrance on Friday, May 26, 2023.Thurmond touted the importance of developing early reading skills in transitional kindergarten, because students who haven’t learned to read by third grade are at high risk of dropping out and becoming involved in the criminal justice system.

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