If a child starts Kindergarten ready to learn, he is more likely to read at grade level by 3rd grade. As the parent of a five year old, I am personally interested in what it means to be Kindergarten ready. When my son enters Kindergarten in August, what should he be able to do? After … Continue reading What does it mean to be Kindergarten Ready?
Turn the Page KC and LINC worked together to label, box, and distribute thousands of books to Kansas City, MO students. Every elementary school student in the city will have a book of his or her own. Check out this video to see how we did it. This is going to be the summer of reading!
On Wednesday, May 7th, the Center School District held a lunch recognizing volunteers. Many of the district’s volunteers are Turn the Page KC Reading Mentors. We thought this would be a good time to shine a spotlight on one in particular: Nicole Garren. Tell us a little about you (where you grew up, where you … Continue reading Turn the Page KC Volunteer Spotlight
By Alex Krause, Turn the Page KC AmeriCorps VISTA Around the Turn the Page KC office, we spend a great deal talking about creating a “culture of literacy” in Kansas City. We are always looking for new ways to stimulate the conversation on reading, books, and education. We are far from the first group to … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Literacy in Kansas City
By: Mayor Sly James I grew up in a two bedroom bungalow at 44th and Montgall, one block east of Prospect Avenue, on the east side of town. I shared a small bedroom in that house with my two younger brothers, and by the time I had completed my junior year at Bishop Hogan High School, … Continue reading How Do We Turn The Page?