Over two dozen non-profit groups and local governments, from school districts to local hospitals have pooled their attention and resources together as part of a new effort - the Cradle to Career partnership. It links efforts from early childhood education to jobs readiness and efforts to keep kids out of the criminal justice system. A key part of the effort is the on-going tracking of data in eight key categories - from kindergarten readiness to health. Joining us to talk about how the partnership will work and will hopefully get results is Executive Director Linda Gleason and Fowler Unified School District Superintendent Eric Cederquist.
Editor's note: Cradle to Career Fresno County is supported by the James Irvine Foundation, which also supports this and other public radio stations.