Chicago Public Schools to Provide Full-Day Kindergarten At All Schools

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Longer days are ahead for the youngest Chicago Public Schools students.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a full day of kindergarten will be guaranteed for all students. The 5- and 6-year olds at Cuffe Elementary school in Englewood are getting a head start in reading, writing and arithmetic.

The kindergartners are in the classroom for a full, 7-hour day. The extra time is making a difference in the learning process for the students, according to their teacher.

"In the half day program, I was rushing and juggling different subjects and they weren't retaining the information well because I was moving too fast," teacher Angela Carter said.

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