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Learning vs. Education: A New Way to Think About Preparing the Next Generation
Dennis W. Cheek, Senior Fellow for the Kauffman Foundation, explains how the Kauffman Foundation keeps the concept of learning as the central focus
of how we think about, evaluate, plan, and execute our grantmaking related to
children and youth.
Want to Truly Scale a Learning Program? Try Gaming.
Merrilea Mayo, Director, Future of Learning Initiatives, discusses the burgeoning field that goes by various names—immersive
learning, 3D Internet-based learning, Serious Games, to name a few—that has
embraced the vision of games and virtual worlds as authentic and powerful
Higher Education: An Entrepreneurial Way to Teach
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.
A conversation with Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Munro Richardson, vice president of Education at the Kauffman Foundation, characterizes high performing charter schools as having rigor, engagement and a sense of urgency among the staff and students.
The Kauffman Scholars program was launched in 2003 with a $70 million grant over nineteen years, the largest and longest-term commitment ever made by the Kauffman Foundation. This historic investment wasn't about being on the edge of reform, but creating that edge.
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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