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Some new Schenectady pupils get a head start

Half of kindergartners at Hamilton Elementary attend 4-day orientation

Hamilton Elementary kindergarten teacher Alissa Graham reads short story during orientation for kindergarten students this week at the school.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Hamilton Elementary kindergarten teacher Alissa Graham reads short story during orientation for kindergarten students this week at the school.
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Over the course of four half-days, the kindergarten teachers at Hamilton Elementary School are learning more about their new students than they normally learn in the first month. The school is offering a new orientation program for kindergartners, in which they spend four half-days at the school the week before school starts. Only about half the kindergartners have attended, but the school staffed all its support staff, including reading specialists. They are usually spread throughout ...

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reader1
August 29, 2014
6:41 a.m.

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And the reason all the children didn't attend this was...?

This also makes me wonder if pre-school should be mandatory.

ChuckD
August 29, 2014
11:13 a.m.

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+1 reader1.

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