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Turn the Page KC: Building a City of Readers
Jul 2017

On June 20 2017, KC-AERC partnered with Turn the Page KC to participate in Turn the Page KC’s Summer event, Building a City of Readers. Turn the Page KC is an initiative sponsored by the Kansas City Missouri Mayor’s office that seeks to increasing childhood literacy in Kansas City.

KC-AERC Researcher speaks on Outcomes and Progress of K-12 Education in Kansas
Jun 2017

Associate Researcher Lauren Coleman-Tempel spoke at Friend’s University in Wichita, KS on a panel sponsored by the New Symposium Society. Of the diverse perspectives represented, Lauren was one of the first women invited to speak in this organization’s history.

KC-AERC Researchers Present at American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Antonio, TX
May 2017

KC-AERC researchers, Meghan Ecker-Lyster and Lauren Coleman-Tempel, collaborated with TRIO SES practitioners from the University of Kansas’ Center for Educational Opportunity Programs to present at AERA's Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Feb 2017

After mounting a successful campaign to increase reading proficiency in Kansas City metro-area third graders, nonprofit organization Turn the Page KC discusses reading initiatives with Joe Robertson from the Kansas City Star.