Winnipeg School Division nixes all-day kindergarten pilot program

Winnipeg School Division nixes all-day kindergarten pilot program

The Winnipeg School Division (WSD) is moving away from all-day kindergarten. After years of looking at the pros and cons of full-day kindergarten, the city’s largest division now says it has decided to stick to providing half days to kids. That means full-day classes for kindergarten students at 11 Winnipeg schools that had been part of a pilot study will go back to half days at the start of the next school year. “The WSD Board of Trustees has decided to end the pilot program, based on net outcome comparisons of academic performance in Grade 2 between full-day and half-day kindergarten student groups,” said WSD’s superintendent of education, Celia Caetano-Gomes. “What we can draw from this pilot project is that, overall, our early-years students are exceptionally resilient and gain the …
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