Ready, Willing, and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help
Schools seeking to boost parental involvement will need to tailor their approaches to match parents' differing views and concerns, according to a new report funded by the Kauffman Foundation. The report from Public Agenda, "Ready, Willing and Able? Kansas City Parents Talk About How to Improve Schools and What They Can Do to Help," indicates that parental involvement means very different things to different parents, with some drawn to advocacy and school reform while others are more comfortable participating in time-honored tasks like helping with school clubs, sports and bake sales.
Delivering on the Promise - How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools
Working with partners at Public Impact, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools conducted this study to explore the charter school movement in Missouri, after 10 years of charter school operation. The researchers studied data to understand the current status of Missouri charter schools, and the factors that shaped charter school policy in the state.
Putting Performance on the Map: Locating Quality Schools in the Kansas City, Missouri School District
Putting Performance on the Map: Locating Quality Schools in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, which was funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is a study analyzing performance, location, and enrollment at Kansas City, Missouri School District (KCMSD) and charter schools during the 2008-2009 school year. The report also analyzes the District's "Transforming the KCMSD" plan as it impacts the data collected by IFF in the preparation of the report.
The Future of the Research University: Meeting the Global Challenges of the 21st Century
At the 2008 Kauffman-Max Planck Institute Summit, more than a dozen speakers from Europe, the United States, and Israel, representing some of the finest institutions and freshest thinking on the planet, convened to explore in depth the ways research universities can foster entrepreneurship in the societies around them. The result is this unprecedented volume of essays and discussion synopses, which provides ideas and practical examples for the entrepreneurial research university.
Intellectual Property, the Immigration Backlog, and a Reverse Brain-Drain
More than one million skilled immigrant workers, including scientists,
engineers, doctors and researchers and their families, are competing
for 120,000 permanent U.S. resident visas each year, creating a
sizeable imbalance likely to fuel a "reverse brain-drain" with skilled
workers returning to their home country, according to a new report
released by the Kauffman Foundation.
Improving Student Learning through Strategic Compensation
Based on the experience of accomplished teachers, this report's recommendations are designed to acknowledge and reward
professional work of teachers and meet the needs of the students,
families and communities they serve.
Entrepreneurship in American Higher Education
The report explains why entrepreneurship matters to American higher education and offers broad recommendations about the potential of entrepreneurship as a key element in undergraduate education, the major, graduate study, the evaluation of faculty, topics referred to as the "co-curriculum," and the management of universities.
Education, Entrepreneurship and Immigration: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part II
A report released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that tracked the educational backgrounds of immigrant entrepreneurs who were key founders of technology and engineering companies from 1995 to 2005 shows a strong correlation between educational attainment (particularly in science, technology, engineering and math) and entrepreneurship.
Teacher Induction in Kansas City: State Policy, District Trends, and Their Implications
New teachers need more focused and consistent mentor support, according to a recent study funded by the Kauffman Foundation.
The Kauffman Foundation recognizes the importance of high-quality teachers in raising students' academic achievement, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).