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Highland Park considers pre-kindergarten program

Anyone who spends time around kindergarten-age children knows they can be a handful.

According to a presentation during Tuesday's school board meeting, the staff at Highland Park Early Primary School are having particular difficulty with a certain group of kindergartners that they hope to resolve over the next few months.

Highland Park Principal Maureen Odegard spoke for her teachers, telling the board of trustees that too many incoming kindergartners are too young.

"They're not ready for the rigors of what we're trying to do until February or March, " Odegard said. "They're like incoming kind...


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