Budget woes put brakes on full-day kindergarten in Va. district

12/31/2009 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Plans to roll out full-day kindergarten districtwide in Virginia's Fairfax County are being scaled back as the district works to overcome a budget shortfall. Officials say $13 million could be saved if full-day kindergarten was in place only at the most underprivileged schools. However, critics say scaling back plans for longer days will harm early education.

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