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Governor Continues Push For All Day Kindergarten

KSAL StaffFebruary 25, 2014

Gov. Sam Brownback is visiting Kansas elementary schools to continue to build support for his proposal to expand state funding for all-day kindergarten instruction.

The Republican governor is asking legislators to increase funding for all-day classes, increasing the state support by $16 million a year over five years until it is fully funded.

Brownback on Tuesday is scheduled to visit a classroom in Silver Lake after making a similar trip on Monday to a school in Topeka.

Legislators have been slow to embrace the governor’s proposal, raising concerns about the additional expense to the state and whether any academic gains made by attending all-day classes can be sustained.

Brownback has touted the plan as a means for raising reading scores and helping at-risk students succeed.

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