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Speaking up for and demanding full-day kindergarten


By Marian Wright Edelman

Guest Commentator


About four million American children celebrated a very big milestone this fall: their first day of kindergarten. Far too many were already a step or more behind their peers. If we want all of our children to be school-ready so that they can become college, career, and workforce-ready, it’s long past time to offer universal quality prekindergarten followed by universal full-day kindergarten in the United States. A while back the bestselling book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten touched a chord with its simple messages: Share everything. Clean up your own mess. Continue Reading →

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