Teacher Quality

The centerpiece of successful schools; great teachers go to the head of the class in qualifications, subject knowledge, instruction, classroom practices, and measuring students’ learning gains.

Mapping Our Future

At the Kauffman Foundation, we know that if our work is to make any difference, we must start by looking within.

Educator Pensions School Staffing and Teacher Quality

The mobility penalties associated with crossing pension boundaries act like a tariff on the import and export of human capital into Kansas City public schools—whether charter or district. These tariffs can have huge consequences for Kansas City-area students and schools.

Learning by Example

At the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, students aren't the only ones learning every day.

Leading Educators

Leading Educators is a selective, two-year fellowship program that leverages effective instructional leaders to help bolster the capacity of schools to support improvements in student achievement and retain talented educators.

Fund for Teachers 2015 Eligibility and Requirements

The application process to become a 2015 Kansas City Fund for Teachers Fellow is open at www.FundforTeachers.org.

New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship

11/12/14 First-time digital format features dozens of essays, interviews, photos and videos by Foundation leaders, associates and experts engaged in areas related to Kauffman’s mission

Applications Now Open for Kansas City Educators to 'Dream Big'

10/01/14 The Kauffman Foundation renews its partnership with Fund for Teachers to help enrich the personal and professional growth of Kansas City's educators.

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.