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Brownback to visit Maize school to promote education goals

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 9:12 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 7:11 a.m.

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Gov. Sam Brownback will visit a Maize elementary school Tuesday afternoon to tout his education initiatives.

Brownback is scheduled to visit Vermillion Elementary School, where he plans to give a brief address that will include remarks about his goal of establishing all-day kindergarten in Kansas and increasing the percentage of fourth-graders reading at grade level.

Brownback made improving reading proficiency one of his top priorities when he ran for governor. Last year, a Senate panel defeated his proposal to improve fourth-grade reading by holding back third-graders who can’t read at grade level.

On Tuesday, the governor will tour Vermillion’s two all-day kindergarten classrooms and the school’s adjoining Early Childhood Center, Maize district officials said.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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