Seg. 1: Henry Bloch's Life | Seg. 2 Childhood Literacy In Kansas
Segment 1: Kansas City mourns the death of philanthropist Henry Bloch.
Henry Bloch, co-founder of the tax preparation firm H&R Block and World War II veteran, has had an immense impact on Kansas City. His legacy will persist through the institutions he helped established and support. Today, a look at how his contributions were aimed to serve the community he loved.
- Julian Zugazagoitia, director & CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Brian Klaas, dean of UMKC's Henry W. Bloch School of Management
- John Herron, author of "Navigating a Life: Henry Bloch in World War II" and associate dean of Arts & Sciences at UMKC
Segment 2, beginning at 25:44: In Kansas, 63% of fourth graders are not reading at grade level.
Research shows that students not reading at their grade level have a higher probability of not graduating high school, living in poverty and entering the prison system. For parents looking to help their child catch up, reading in short increments, multiple times a day is one easy way to boost early childhood literacy.