Representatives from 64 organizations on Monday joined the conversation with Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) and federal, state and local leaders to expand a strategy to improve low-income children’s language and vocabulary skills before they enter kindergarten. Among the officials joining James were Steve Green, superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools (from left), Dennis Carpenter, superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District, and Carol Smith, vice president of community impact of the United Way of Greater Kansas City.
Representatives from 64 organizations on Monday joined the conversation with Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) and federal, state and local leaders to expand a strategy to improve low-income children’s language and vocabulary skills before they enter kindergarten. Among the officials joining James were Steve Green, superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools (from left), Dennis Carpenter, superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District, and Carol Smith, vice president of community impact of the United Way of Greater Kansas City. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star
Representatives from 64 organizations on Monday joined the conversation with Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) and federal, state and local leaders to expand a strategy to improve low-income children’s language and vocabulary skills before they enter kindergarten. Among the officials joining James were Steve Green, superintendent of Kansas City Public Schools (from left), Dennis Carpenter, superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District, and Carol Smith, vice president of community impact of the United Way of Greater Kansas City. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star

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