Early Education, Economy And Ferguson With Mayor James | KCUR

Early Education, Economy And Ferguson With Mayor James

Aug 25, 2014

Reading is the central element of a new education program in Kansas City.
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A new campaign is urging parents to spend more time reading with their kids, and Kansas City is at the front of this push for early childhood education.

On Monday's Up to Date, Kansas City mayor Sly James and a representative from the U.S. Department of Education join us to discuss what cities can do to promote early learning for kids. We also talk with Mayor James about what the situation in Ferguson means for Kansas City residents. We also take a look at some economic and development issues facing the city.

Guests:

  • Sly James, mayor of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for policy and early learning at the U.S. Department of Education.