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N.H. is poised to offer kindergarten to all

Final 10 districts on board; state is last to mandate classes

Kindergarten teacher Nadine Tourlitis, with her children, Christian, left, and Cameron, prepared her classroom at Jacques Elementary School in Milford, N.H. The first day of school is Aug. 31. Kindergarten teacher Nadine Tourlitis, with her children, Christian, left, and Cameron, prepared her classroom at Jacques Elementary School in Milford, N.H. The first day of school is Aug. 31. (Cheryl Senter for the Boston Globe)
By Brian Benson
Globe Correspondent / August 26, 2009

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This fall, New Hampshire will lose its distinction as the last holdout in the nation not to offer public kindergarten, as the last 10 school districts, all in the southern part of the state, are required to open their doors to 5-year-olds for the first time. (Full article: 851 words)

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