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PIKESVILLE, MD --8/5/04-- .Leora Fastow, 4, foreground, Eli Fastow, 6, middle, Jana Kaplan, back left, and Peter Fastow holding baby Talia Fastow at their Pikesville home...This is for a Home and Family cover story about earlier kindergarten cutoffs as the state prepares for all-day kindergarten in a few years. This year, public school districts have moved the cutoff to Oct. 31, when it used to be in December. But there are still exceptions, and Leora Fastow, Kaplan's 4-year-old daughter, is one of those. She seemed on par with ..her older classmates, if not ..ahead of them. Though Leora won't turn 5 until December, Kaplan asked to ..have the school system test her, ..and Leora? high scores led her ..to be admitted to kindergarten ..at Summit Park Elementary...By CHRIS DETRICK/BALTIMORE SUN STAFF..DIGITAL IMAGE# 816G8407......
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