NEW YORK — Kindergarten is now mandatory for all 5-year-olds in New York City under a bill signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The law lowers the compulsory age to start school in the city by one year, making kindergarten a requirement for all children who turn five by December 1st.

Until now, kindergarten was voluntary.

An estimated 3,000 children each year skipped it, many because their parents missed registration deadlines.

 

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