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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leading Educators

Founded in Louisiana in 2011, Leading Educators develops and leverages effective instructional leaders to measurably improve student achievement in high school. Kansas City was the organization's first national expansion site.

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

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.

An Invitation to Teach

03/07/13 Students in Kansas City deserve a high-quality education. Schools in Kansas City need teachers committed to closing the educational achievement gap, particularly for our city's most underserved students. If you are a teacher who is ready to raise expectations and change the trajectory of Kansas City youth, we ask you to watch our video and consider "An Invitation to Teach in Kansas City."

Teach For America - Kansas City

Teach For America - Kansas City places top college graduates into teaching positions in the highest-need schools within the Kansas City metro area.