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Fire Department works for literacy

The Holyoke Fire Department joined the campaign for the Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative Tuesday. Full story

Sara surprises kindergarten teacher with vacation

   TODAY’s Sara Haines calls Florida kindergarten teacher Julie McElhaney to surprise her with the news that she is the Fourth Hour Fan of the Week and has won a trip to a Connecticut resort.

Shattered, Part 4

   Special Agent Mike Jones goes to the epicenter of  the young kindergarten teacher’s relationship with her husband.

Class of 2020 kids graduate from elementary school

   A group of students TODAY’s Natalie Morales has been following since their first day of kindergarten has reached an important milestone: elementary school graduation. She takes a look back at the last six years of learning, laughter, and, sometimes, tears.

Must read: Harrowing kindergarten rivalry in China

Any parent in a major metropolitan area can tell you about the competition to get into – not college – but kindergarten. And add to that, the rivalry between schools to attract the top students. But none of the stories here matches what went on in China. Full story

Cops attend graduation of fallen officer’s daughter

   Hundreds of Phoenix police officers stood in for a fellow fallen officer when they attended his 6-year-old daughter’s graduation from kindergarten. KPNX’s Kevin Kennedy reports.

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  ABC lesson leads to pint-sized mock wedding

Kindergarten “wedding” teaches a valuable alphabet lesson. KSNT's Don Bolerjack reports.

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