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Full-day kindergarten programs coming to CPS in fall

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All Chicago Public Schools will have full-day kindergarten programs starting next fall.

Most schools already have the full-day option.

The change will make all-day kindergarten available to more than 30,000 children, about 4,000 more than this school year.

Mayor Emanuel and CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett are scheduled to make an official announcement Monday.

Full-day kindergarten programs coming to CPS in fallEmanuel says the move will better prepare children for first grade, helping them keep pace with children nationwide.

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  • sharong4

    They are closing over a 100 and some schools, but yet they can afford to have all day kindergarten in all the schools. They don't even know where they are sending the children that the schools are closing. What is really going on?

  • kirby1414

    I think they try to get people to think of something else while they are pulling the wook over everyone's eyes – – I feel this is all VERY staged – -So people think: All day kindergarten – WOW – great! And on the other side – they are closing schools and smiling for the cameras….It's like a 'production' for them – the "right comments" – – the "right events" – – the "right people" – – Think about it – – It's all staged – Bad news – followed by good (?) news – –

    • Raven

      Yeah that's kind of true. The school that they're at, the school I attend, just got off probation and was on the list of schools to close. So it seems as though our school is good enough to hold a conference with the mayor as soon as it gets off the list of closing schools, which he allowed to be pushed into existence.