Emanuel attends graduation following first year of full-day kindergarten

Mayor Emanuel attends kindergarten graduation at Mary Lyon Elementary School. (Ken Bedford)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulated students at Mary Lyon Elementary School's graduation ceremony, following the first year of full-day kindergarten in Chicago.

Emanuel joined parents to celebrate their kids in the 2900-block of North McVicker Avenue for the 9 a.m. ceremony on the last day of school for CPS students.



CPS guaranteed all 30,700 kindergarten students access to the full-day program for the first time this school year.

The Mayor's Office said access to full-day kindergarten increased by 50 percent since 2011.

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