School funding cuts claim another victim: full-day kindergarten

July 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Full-day kindergarten has spread rapidly in recent years as part of national efforts to increase the rigor of elementary school, raise tests scores and increase learning in later grades. But across the country, school districts are  gutting kindergarten programs as they try to balance school budgets amid fiscal crises. Arizona has eliminated its state funding for full-day kindergarten. Districts in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania also are considering cuts. Chicago was planning to end its full-day program until the state legislature gave the school district a last-minute budget reprieve. READ MORE…

(This article also appeared in the New Jersey Spotlight.)

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