Gov. Cuomo signs law to make kindergarten mandatory
NEW YORK (WABC) -- 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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