Gov. Sam Brownback will host a forum next week on literacy.
The forum starts at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Emporia State University’s Memorial Union — Webb Hall.
Brownback has said one of his priorities is to increase the percentage of fourth-graders who are reading at grade level.
Speaking at the event will be Don Deshler, director of the Kansas University Center for Research on Learning; Bill Blokker, president of Literacy First; Cara Schrack, education specialist for Save the Children; Malbert Smith, president of MetaMetrics; and Barry Downing, founder of the Opportunity Project.
Space is limited at the event, so those wishing to attend can register at http://events.ksde.org/default.aspx?tabid=654.