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Times are definitely changing in how we approach education. The long held tradition of a half day of kindergarten may be a thing of the past soon in Oregon.  “Kids are different that they were 10 -15 years ago.” State Senator Chris Telfer of Bend says many kids are ready for a full day of kindergarten; and the sooner they seriously start their education, the better. Senate Bill 248 easily passed in the Senate and now moves to the House. It mandates full day kindergarten starting in 2015. "We are giving ourselves 4 years to come up with trying to come up with the funding for this. This is not an unfunded mandate; the Legislature will continue to be a part of this and trying to work at how we can fund fulltime indergarten.” Telfer says all but two Senators voted for the bill. They cited funding concerns as the reason.

 

 

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