Nevada Democrats Outline Kindergarten Proposal

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Kindergarten is no longer about milk, cookies and nap time, but instead enabling youngsters to master critical thinking at an early age to succeed later in life.

That was the message Monday from supporters of SB182, a bill that would require all schools in Nevada to have full-day kindergarten programs.

Supporters note that under new common core state standards, kindergartens at the end of the year are expected to be able to write opinion essays and comprehend math.

The bill is one of several Democratic proposals up for debate this week in the Nevada Legislature.