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What does K-12 stand for?

K-12 stands for Kindergarten through 12th Grade (US)

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The professors have a right to question the state’s commitment not only to higher education, but also to kindergarten through 12th grade education, medical care and other quality-of-life issues that can help attract and retain talented people.
Educators qualified to take the deduction must have been kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, instructors, counselors or principals for a minimum of 900 hours in the course of a school year.
This is the second NTID videotape in a new series for people who use the services of or hire educational interpreters in schools, classrooms, and other teaching and learning situations in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Day School in Washington, which will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in September 2006, offers individualized instruction to 330 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, while the Baltimore Lab (in its 6th year) currently has 123 students in the 1st through 10th grades, with an expansion to 11th grade next year.
Byline: Daily News With about 720,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grades, the Los Angeles Unified School District is the biggest public school system in California and the second-largest in the nation, behind only New York City with its 1.
In the last 10 years, the Foundation has awarded over 50 grants to all six Chappaqua schools to fund innovative programs, enriching equipment and important educational experiences for children from kindergarten through 12th grade.