Randy Pench/ rpench@sacbee.com

Kindergarten teacher Michelle Cazel-Mayo works with students on a spelling game during class at H.W. Harkness Elementary School in Sacramento, where Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg announced a new bill for universal transitional kindergarten in California – the Kindergarten Readiness Act . SB 837 would make one year of voluntary transitional kindergarten available to every 4-year-old child in California.

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