Most school kids in New York are settled into their routines by now and ready to tackle the new year ahead. But one area of the state found that many of their youngest pupils over the years were not ready to make that first step into kindergarten. Community leaders in Chemung County got together to create the School Readiness Program and in five years, the numbers of children deemed school ready has risen from 48% to 69%.
Watch the episode above to learn about the program including its cost and why it has worked in the Elmira area.
Also, at the Reporters Roundtable we discuss the hydrofracking delay and health study, close primary races, and the upcoming fiscal year.