Education Reform

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.

KC Education Speaker Series

We've partnered with the Kansas City Public Library to create a speaker series that brings leading thinkers in education to Kansas City audiences.

On KCUR: With High Standards, Kauffman School Sets Example for Others

06/06/14 A story on KCUR examines the Kauffman School's high standards, adding outside commentary on whether or not local school districts can replicate its success.

In The Kansas City Star: Educator Pensions Impact Teacher Quality

04/11/14 What do teacher pension plans have to do with the quality of education? Michael Podgursky, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia, explains.

In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Teachers Deserve a Comprehensive Support System

04/03/14 In an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dane Stangler, vice president of research and policy, and Aaron North, vice president of education, reveal issues behind Missouri's fractured educator retirement system.

On KCPT: Educator Profile | Hannah Lofthus, Kauffman School CEO

03/18/14 KCPT profiles the Ewing Marion Kauffman School's new CEO Hannah Lofthus who has helped build the school from the ground up.

Founding Principal of Kauffman School Promoted to CEO

03/03/14 The Board of Directors of the Ewing Marion Kauffman School today announce the promotion of the school’s founding principal and chief academic officer, Hannah Lofthus, to the role of chief executive officer.

Reducing Complexities, Fragmentation of Missouri Teacher Pension Plans Could Benefit Urban School Districts

02/24/14 Research paper looks at Missouri pension systems as a microcosm of national challenges in meeting teacher retirement needs and includes recommendations.

As Heard on NPR: Kauffman Provides Underwriting Support

02/21/14 We renew our underwriting support of National Public Radio with a call to attract teachers to the Kauffman School.

Kansas City Startups Invited to Apply to Host Kauffman Scholars Interns

01/22/14 The new StartupScholars program seeks to place up to 100 current Kauffman Scholars in summer internships locally.