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Kauffman Sketchbook - "A Sense of Urgency"

Moving beyond ideology is necessary to make sure every moment counts for students who have fallen behind on their path to meaningful, productive and happy futures.

Grants Designed to Make School Leaders’ Great Ideas Reality

Initial application for 2017 Individual School Grants is now open

Bridging the Gap Between Families and Schools

Introducing families to the KCPS community helps get students in the schools that fit them best

Great Schools Visits

Urban schools and students are thriving in cities across the United States—What can we learn from them?

Broadening My Global Perspective Through an Experience Abroad

Jacob Esquivel, sophomore at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, shares his reflection from a recent trip to Argentina and Chile through the Youth Ambassadors program.

Schools We Support

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City. Schools supported include district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students in the six-county metro area.

Five Schools--1,000 More Opportunities for Quality Education in KC

New district leadership and new schools provide exciting opportunities for Kansas City families this school year.

Coming on Board: Envisioning the Future of Kansas City Public Schools

Hear perspectives from two of the newest Kansas City Public Schools board members as the new school year kicks-off

The First Step in Engaging Parents is Getting to Know Them

Parent engagement means much more than attending formal school events. Read Murray Woodard's suggested approach to cultivating parental involvement in schools.

Citizens of the World: LA to NY to KC

Citizens of the World Charter Schools is opening in Kansas City this fall. Hear from the school's executive director, Kristin Droege, on what makes CWCS a unique and high quality environment.