Small improvements in education can yield big returns in a society’s health, wealth and well-being. The trick is to identify the proven knowledge, skills, and methods that will have the greatest impact on how we teach.
07/18/13 With support from the Kauffman Foundation and 64 other foundation funders across the nation, the National Council on Teacher Quality undertook an exhaustive and unprecedented examination of the colleges and universities producing America's traditionally prepared teachers.
DioVionne spends his summers reading and writing at the Freedom School
he attends at Kansas City's Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church—the
first Freedom School in Missouri—where he has been a scholar since he
The Children's Defense Fund's Freedom Schools® is a six-week summer educational program for school-age children.
A comprehensive multi-year program designed to help urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education.
The Kauffman Foundation awards small grants of up to $50,000 each for nonprofit organizations offering sustainable after-school and summer enrichment programs for young people, with an emphasis on Kansas City's urban core.
Formed in 2011, the Kansas City Education Funders Collaborative aims to improve and increase the number of quality seats in Kansas City area schools.
Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound is a comprehensive K-12 educational design that combines rigorous academic content and real world projects with active teaching and community service.
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools in under-resourced communities that emphasizes outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support.
Operating as a public charter school within the Kansas City, Missouri Public School district boundaries, the Kauffman School’s mission is to create college graduates.
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.
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