Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon April 29, 2013
Kindergarten bill before IL House
Most Illinois school districts have all-day kindergarten classes. A proposal before the Illinois House would require all districts to have such programs. But funding issues are getting in the way. The Illinois Federation of Teachers says nearly 90-percent of school districts have all-day kindergarten but that leaves 80 districts without. Representative Chris Welch, a Democrat from Hillside, says improving early education means students would be better-prepared for secondary education.