Should parents hold their children back from entering kindergarten until they are older and maturer? CBS's 60 Minutes has a segment on the practice of kindergarten redshirting, finding that children within certain demographics are more likely to be delayed entry into kindergarten than their peers.
A bill has been introduced in New Jersey to require that school districts offer full-day kindergarten programs. This article from the South Jersey Times has more details on the proposed legislation and perspectives from educators.
Whether to offer kindergarten as a half-day or full-day program - or indeed at all - is being debated throughout New York state, especially as districts deal with budget shortfalls. Read more about the situation in this article from The Journal News.