Chances are, you cheered along with most others in Philadelphia when the School District announced it had found funding to spare full-day kindergarten.
But do you know why you cheered? Educators have been defending the need for full-day K, but it was more than just the principle of the matter. Experience shows the longer day has real benefits.
To find out what specifically students gain from the longer day, WHYY’s Maiken Scott visited Bache Martin Elementary to hear from those closest to the situation.