What was learned: About 25 percent of Missouri children entering kindergarten don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Research shows that the first five years of a child’s life affect his or her development and success in school, said Kathy Thornburg, director of the MU Center for Family Policy and Research.
What’s being done: Researchers at the center recommend that early childhood educators be properly trained and compensated to reduce teacher turnover. Children also need stability to prepare for school.
KBIA/91.3 FM will be the first station in mid-Missouri to use high-definition (HD) radio technology.
The station’s 20-year-old transmitter was replaced this week with approximately $255,000 worth of new equipment. The installation is part of an ongoing project that should hear high-definition radio broadcasts beginning in late March or April, said station manager Michael Dunn.