Latest Kindergarten Stories

2008-08-24 09:00:31

Booker T. Washington Elementary, Thursday ; kindergarten, 5-7 p.m.; Early start, 5-7 p.m.; grades 1 through 5, 4-6 p.m.; 934- 6226. Creekside Elementary, kindergarten and early childhood special education, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday ; grades 1 through 5, 1:30- 3:30 p.m. 923-4251.

2008-08-23 09:00:40

By RHONDA BODFIELD Teachers at one elementary school in Tucson are about to start making house calls. Every parent with a child enrolled in Drachman Montessori Magnet School will get a personal home visit from a teacher by the end of the first quarter.

2008-08-21 21:00:30

By Paul Swiech BLOOMINGTON - A tool to help prepare 4-year-old children to begin kindergarten a year from now is available for free throughout McLean County.

2008-08-21 21:00:30

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL - Second-grader Samantha Hill, wearing a pretty dress, waited with her mom for the school bus on Wednesday.

2008-08-19 09:50:00

New research challenges a growing trend toward holding kids out of kindergarten until they’re older, arguing that academic advantages are short-lived and come at the expense of delaying entry into the workforce and other costs.

2008-08-18 18:00:38

Nearly 21 percent of U.S. 5-year-olds were not yet enrolled in kindergarten in 2002 but a researcher says the academic edge for those who were was doesn't last.

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Cathy Benson cathy.benson@botetourtview.com Buchanan Elementary will host the second Virginia Preschool Initiative in the county beginning this fall -- Helping Hands Preschool.

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Phyllis Coulter BLOOMINGTON - Angelica Aceves, a soon-to-be official Irving Elementary School kindergarten student, already knows how to spell her new teacher's name. The Bloomington girl knows classroom routine, has participated in calendar time, even made new friends.

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By Bryan Corbin Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com INDIANAPOLIS - In his fourth education-related campaign proposal, Gov. Mitch Daniels said he wants the state to expand state funding for full-day kindergarten.

2008-08-14 21:00:24

Vancouver Public Schools has reached a landmark, with half its elementary schools offering all-day kindergarten. Three programs require that parents pay; seven others offer the program for free. The state pays every district to educate its youngest students for half a day.

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