March 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library, Central Library Branch
14 W 10 St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Thank you to all who attended! Photos and audio (program begins around 18 minutes) from this event available. 


Third-grade reading proficiency is a major factor in determining youngsters’ future success. A panel discusses what’s being done — and what more needs to be done — to insure that local schools are helping their students make the grade.


Featuring special guest panel:


Andrea Gelfuso

Assistant Professor of K-12 Reading

University of Central Florida


Judy Heeter

Board Vice Chair

Turn the Page KC


David Smith

Chief of Communications and Governmental Relations

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools


Moderated by
Dr. Scott Helm