Does full-day kindergarten improve reading?

04/21/2011 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students who enroll in full-day kindergarten programs have better reading skills than their peers in part-time programs, according to a report by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. The report comes as the state considers reducing funding for such programs. "Eliminating this flexible funding source will force school districts to make difficult decisions which could hamper student outcomes," said Joan Benso, president and CEO of the child advocacy group.

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