Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City Mayor’
Local attorney and Kansas City Mayor Sly James recently participated in a rally regarding the controversial Florida shooting death of young Trayvon Martin.
Attended by hundreds, a common theme at yesterday’s rally protesting the actions of Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, was a call for Zimmerman’s arrest.
Mayor James urged participants to coalesce around the issue in racial harmony.
Kansas City’s rally occurred on the Plaza and was part of a nationwide call to join together in protest on Monday.
James urged members of the crowd to grab someone’s hand from another race.
According to the Kansas City Star: “See, it’s [...]
Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr., a local attorney at Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, LLC, recently announced Kansas City’s Greatest Mission: to get all Kansas City children reading at their grade level by the third grade.
Citing humanitarian and economic concerns, James relies on years of longitudinal studies that reveal the importance that early childhood development plays in improving a city’s economic development and decreasing a city’s crime.
James calls Kansas City’s Greatest Mission his biggest economic priority, bigger even than Google Fiber.
Kansas City attorney Judy Heeter is coordinating the campaign.
According to the Kansas City Star: The plan [...]
Tags: Harlem Childrens Zone, improving kansas city education, Judith Heeter, Judy Heeter, kansas city attorney, Kansas City Mayor, Kansas City Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James, Kansas City Public School District, Kansas City reading scores, Kenner Schmitt Nygaard, sly james
The Missouri House unanimously approval legislation to allow the state to immediately replace the KCMSD board with a new governance structure and representatives.
The bill will go to the Missouri Senate, where a similar bill was passed in committee last week.
After losing accreditation for a second time within 11 years, the KCMSD has been the subject of several different reform proposal from Kansas [...]
Tags: kansas city attorney, Kansas City Mayor, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Kansas City Missouri School District, Kansas City School Board, KCMSD, Missouri House, Missouri Senate, school district takeover, Sylvester "Sly" James