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Reopened KC school to focus on preschoolers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City school district is reopening a closed school as part of an effort to ensure students are prepared for kindergarten.

Classes will begin Tuesday at the Woodland Early Learning Community Schools. It will serve about 260 3- and 4-year-old students from the northeast part of the district. Students enrolled in early childhood programs at five other elementary schools will be assigned to Woodland.

Several community groups will be involved with the school. They include the Kansas City Public Library and a center that provides social services and mental health counseling.

The district plans to open other early learning schools in the midtown and southern part of the district in the next two school years.

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