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.
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, 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.
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.