Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Sly James hosts a panel discussion with community and education leaders. Special guests for the panel were: Ralph Smith, Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading & Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Dr. Chris Nicastro, Missouri State Commissioner of Education; Dr. Robert Bartman, Superintendent of the Center School District and former Commissioner of Education for the State of Missouri; Bert Berkley, Chairman of Tension Envelope Corporation and founder of the Local Investment Commission; Dianne Cleaver, Executive Director of the Big5 Urban Neighborhood Initiative; and Dr. Michele Kilo, Developmental Pediatrician with Children's Mercy Hospital & Co-founder of Reach Out and Read KC.

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