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All-Day Kindergarten Program In Works

Idaho Ed News – Kevin Richert

“The State Board of Education is pushing a $9.8 million all-day kindergarten plan…Eligibility would hinge on fall scores on the Idaho Reading Indicator. Students who do not demonstrate basic reading skills would qualify for state-funded, all-day kindergarten. Parents would decide whether to enroll their children in the full-day program…The all-day kindergarten plan is just the first step in a five-year, $21.5 million strategy to address literacy. And this, in turn, aligns with one of the 20 recommendations from Gov. Butch Otter’s education task force. In 2013, the group of education leaders, business representatives and elected officials recommended students demonstrate literacy mastery “before moving on to significant content learning.””(more)