Pa. considers bill to get children to start their school years earlier and stay longer

Sasha Hupka | Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

In Pennsylvania, some children enter kindergarten at 5-years-old. Some start school at 6 or 7. And some wait until age 8 to begin their education.

Currently, Pennsylvania does not require children to attend school before age 8, and students can drop out at age 17 without parental consent. But the state’s compulsory school attendance age may soon be changing to get children in school earlier and keep them there longer.

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