One of my favorite things about being Mayor is having the opportunity to help increase the academic achievement of students all across this City.  That means visiting schools from south of the river to north of the river and … Read More »

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Kansas City is proud to make reading achievement our signature community issue. As we kick off the “Turn the Page” campaign, please take a moment to volunteer your talents to our most important investment — our children.

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How would you help Mayor Sly James accomplish his agenda? Since taking office May 1, 2011, Mayor James has worked making Kansas City the best we can be by focusing on four key areas: Enforcement; Employment; Efficiency; and Education.  Apply Now>>




CHAMBER’S BIG 5 Building Kansas City’s Workforce of Tomorrow through Kindergarten-Readiness I. THE BACKGROUND: Research shows a link between the inability of children to read at grade level and a variety of challenges later in life. In an effort to improve … Read More »