KC Education 20/20

The Kauffman Foundation and the Kansas City Public Library have partnered on a speaker series that brings leading thinkers in education to Kansas City audiences.

The series encourages conversation and elicits ideas around important educational issues.

Confirmed for the 2014 speaker series are:

New York Times bestselling author Amanda Ripley, who wrote The Smartest Kids in the World – and How They Got That Way, highlights her global quest to find out how selected countries raise smarter kids and shares her thoughts on what we can learn from the world's newest education superpowers.

Wednesday, March 12
6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch Library, Kansas City, Mo.
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Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed, a 2013 New York Times bestseller, challenges conventional thinking. He argues that non-cognitive skills, or character, are better indicators of student success than intelligence as measured by standardized test scores.

Additional authors and speakers will be announced throughout the year.

Wednesday, May 7
6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch Library, Kansas City, Mo.