Chicago Full-Day K? In the midst of much bitter infighting over school closures in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett are announcing an initiative that is perhaps aimed to quell the melee: all CPS schools will have full-day kindergarten, reports the Sun-Times. "The change will make full-day kindergarten available to 30,700 children next fall -- 4,200 more than this school year," the paper reports.
As a teenager, I left California in order to escape a life of crime, death, or seemingly inevitable imprisonment. I recently returned to help a church raise money for their programs that keep kids in school and decrease the dropout rate through the Student SWAG program.