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25 years ago: Pilot program brings all-day kindergarten to Lawrence

August 25, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 25, 1988:

  • Local public school kindergartens had been on a half-day schedule since their inception, but a pilot program this year at New York School was to introduce the youngest scholars to a full school day. The program had won the approval of the school's principal and, from all accounts, the parents involved. Nineteen children were enrolled in New York School's kindergarten so far this year. The idea for a full-day program had been bounced around for a while, according to Supt. Dan Neuenswander, but it hadn't been feasible until this year because of elementary school overcrowding. The crunch had been alleviated somewhat this year with the construction of large elementary additions at Kennedy and Schwegler and the opening of the new Quail Run School.
  • Several interesting speakers were lined up for appearances at Kansas University this year. Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was to deliver the semester's first Roy A. Roberts lecture on Oct. 17. Wiesel was to be the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to lecture on campus. Rejected Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork was to speak Oct. 25 as part of the Vickers Lecture Series, and Patrick Buchanan, frequent television political commentator and former White House communications director, was to deliver the second Vickers lecture on April 24.

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