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Accountability and Innovation in Higher Education
Ben Wildavsky addresses the a
fundamental question: How can we measure how much students actually learn in
Are American Parents and Students Ready for More Math and Science?
Ruth Wooden addresses the challenge presented by lack of drive among
parents and students to change math and science education.
Kauffman Scholars: Charting the Path to Success for Kansas City’s Urban Students
Ewing Kauffman always believed that education was the key to success in life—the one-way ticket out of poverty. Yet he understood that many urban students often do not have the skills or opportunity to pursue a college education, and he wanted to help more students achieve that goal. He also knew that in today’s economy, a higher education would be necessary to obtain a good-paying job with benefits.
Interview with Marian Wright Edelman Founder and President, Children’s Defense Fund
Marian Wright Edelman, who worked alongside the foremost political and public figures of the 20th century during the civil rights movement and founded the Children’s Defense Fund, talks about educating children.
A World of Difference for Kansas City Students: Project Lead the Way
Two Kansas City area students and a teacher discuss the benefits of Project Lead the Way, which engages students in hands-on, real-world
projects to help them understand how the skills they are learning
in the classroom can be applied in everyday life.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. The Kauffman Foundation's vision is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities." In service of this vision, and in keeping with our founder's wishes, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.
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