SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Just how ready are our kids to learn?
KY3 and the Springfield News-Leader are teaming up for a joint initiative that examines if our kids are "Ready to Learn." In Springfield alone, the research shows one-in-five children lack the skills necessary to start school. We hope to change that with a series of reports in April and May.
The series culminates May 8 with a town hall meeting with educators from across the Ozarks. That town hall meeting will air live on the Ozarks CW at 9:00 p.m.