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In some federal states, the vacations are already over and things are starting again. For example, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the adventure of school begins for many children. Some children will be starting school this year and once again there were discussions about which age is best for children when they start school.
Everything Remains As It Is
In North Rhine-Westphalia, the government there has now made it clear that everything will remain as it is. This means that children start first grade at around age six. However, some are only five years old. The important date here is September 30, because this is the “Key date” for everyone. Anyone who has turned six by that date enters school. There are always experts who would like children to start school earlier. But the government of North Rhine-Westphalia has decided that this will not happen. In fact, there are children who have health problems, for example, who can stay in kindergarten at the age of six and go to school later.
Parents Can Help Decide
Many experts and parents believe that it would be better for children if everyone started school at the age of five. They believe that children would then be better supported. Others, however, say that this is much too early because children at this age still prefer to play and are not yet able to concentrate for as long. If parents believe that their child is ready for school at the age of five, they can apply to the school authorities. They will then decide whether the child can start school at a younger age or wait until the child turns six.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words:
Discussions are conversations between several people about a certain topic. In a discussion, everyone can say what they think is better or worse, and they then try to find a result.
As “Deadline” is a specific date that is linked to a condition. This is how key dates are determined in advance, e.g. when laws change.
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