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March 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Midwest Democracy | KC project aims to improve kids' reading skills

An immense effort seeks to fulfill what Mayor Sly James calls Kansas City's greatest mission: Getting all children reading at grade level by the third grade. The plan to get there is uniting social service groups, pediatricians, librarians, health care providers, summer school programmers, youth clubs, ministers, counselors and educators from multiple school systems.

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