Saturday, December 17, 2005

Double Promotion Dilemma

Over at Number 2 Pencil, they're having a lively discussion about whether or not a bright kid should "skip" first grade:
A friend of mine has a lovely and precocious daughter in kindergarten, who is very smart in reading and math, is extroverted, loves school, and is both taller and slightly older than the other kids in her class. She's used to hanging out with her older sister's friends, who are in fourth grade. The public school at which she is due to start first grade next year has recommended to my friend that she be allowed to skip it altogether and start in second grade.
This is a tough one indeed.

In our district, we do make provisions for double promotion. It is based upon the recommendation of the school, but it is the parents who make the final call.
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