Educators balance kindergarten, funding cuts
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Central Islip teachers say they've made do with half-day kindergarten -- in which physical education, recess, music and art have been cut -- but will be glad to see it restored next year.
Longer school days help Kim Costello better understand her students' needs, she said.
"Teachers develop a much better sense of where the kids are, what their home life is like, what they need, what...