I am proposing to the Department of Education that we look at our elementary schools in a whole different light; That we reinvent our elementary education by making early learning an integral part of our children's overall elementary curriculum. That's why I am proposing to the DOE that we restructure those schools presently composed of Kindergarten through grade 6 to pre-K through grade 5. We also want to apply "best practices" learned from our own Public Pre-Kindergarten Program and from other states who have added preschools to their public education system. Of all the initiatives upon which we've embarked, I believe this one will make the greatest difference in preparing our children for the future and in creating a 21st century workforce.
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