There’s a growing trend where parents are holding their children back to start kindergarten when they’re older. Whether it’s for academic, athletic or social reasons, many parents think that by being older, their kids will have an edge.
Six-year-old Lasearen Rucker, who is in kindergarten, says the only thing he could think to do was “follow the light” when he woke up in the Baldwin Whitehall School District bus garage.
Is your child ready for kindergarten — or should you wait a year before enrolling him or her? One expert explains what to look for in your child to help make that sometimes difficult decision.
Kindergarten is not legally required in Pennsylvania, so the University of Pittsburgh has started community efforts to help increase enrollment and make sure kids are in the classroom by the first day of school.
Where Governor Corbett and Republicans made their cuts has sparked controversy, especially among educators who say children are being unfairly targeted.
While their children colored, parents in the McKeesport Area School District registered their children for full-day kindergarten.
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