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Improving Teaching and Learning: Mathematics, Science, and Technology in K–12 Schools
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s focus on powerful changes in mathematics, science, and technology teaching and learning in the Kansas City metropolitan area is a distinctive effort in the national education reform landscape.
An Unexpectedly Bright Beacon
While the power and influence of the United States remains unrivaled, global perceptions of many U.S. policies are consistently negative. Whether concerning the use of our military might, our recognition of environmental issues, or our levels of energy consumption—warranted or not—the United States in 2007 has a global public relations problem.
Teaching Entrepreneurship in Colleges and Universities: How (and Why) a New Academic Field Is Being Built
In this essay, Judith Cone, vice president for Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses how today's college students want to learn how to recognize opportunity, harness the resources to exploit that opportunity, exercise their creativity, create sustainable solutions, take the inherent risks, and participate in the rewards.
Angels Shine Brightly for Start-up Entrepreneurs
William H. Payne Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur-in-Residence, sheds light on angel investors who provide 90 percent of the seed and
start-up capital in this country and fill a critical niche left void by venture capitalists.
Why Entrepreneurs Need Angels — and How Angels Are Improving
Foundation has been helping to advance angel investing — notably through the
founding of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. Marianne Hudson,
who directs the Kauffman Foundation’s activity in this area, talks
about the opportunities and challenges of helping angel investors.
In this weekly video blog, Thom Ruhe, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses issues affecting entrepreneurs and sits down with guests to discuss entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship brought me from a state of childhood poverty to a life of philanthropy. And just as my own experience as an entrepreneur reaped rewards I never imagined, I believe embracing entrepreneurship will enable nations to make a "quantum leap" from despair to prosperity.
Entrepreneurs renew society by constantly looking for opportunities to make products, institutions and practices better, says Bill Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education at the University of Miami.
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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