Onondaga Citizens League http://wrvo.org en Report: Only half of Onondaga County kids ready for kindergarten http://wrvo.org/post/report-only-half-onondaga-county-kids-ready-kindergarten <p></p><p>Only half of the children in Onondaga County are ready to start their primary school educations when they reach kindergarten, a new report from the Onondaga Citizens League has found.</p><p><a href="http://onondagacitizensleague.org/blog/studies/study-archive/early-childhood-education/" target="_blank">The report</a>, the latest from OCL in annual studies looking at community issues, says more focus needs to be put on educating children before they reach a classroom.</p><p>There are 27,000 children under the age of five in the county. They'll go to 18 different school districts.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:38:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54243 at http://wrvo.org Report: Only half of Onondaga County kids ready for kindergarten Centralized information might help newly arrived refugees http://wrvo.org/post/centralized-information-might-help-newly-arrived-refugees <p>A new study finds that agencies in central New York do a good job of taking care of the 700-800 refugees who come to Syracuse every year. One community group is suggesting creating a one-stop shop for these newly-arrived residents.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38514 at http://wrvo.org Centralized information might help newly arrived refugees