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.
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.
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.
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 places top college graduates into teaching positions in the highest-need schools within the Kansas City metro area.
01/15/13 Katherine "Kay" Merseth, senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, takes on the vexing issue of school reform in the newest installment of the Kauffman Sketchbook series.
03/21/12 Leah Marr, Literature Teacher, Ewing Marion Kauffman School, discusses setting high expectations for students and pushing teachers to provide the best education possible.
02/01/11 The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), with the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released a report, "Delivering on the Promise: How Missouri Can Grow Excellent, Accountable Public Charter Schools," which issues recommendations to improve practices to close the state's lowest-performing public charter schools.
01/21/11 Kauffman Conversation with Teach for America founder and CEO, Wendy Kopp.
01/06/11 Teach For America (TFA) is a New York-based organization that trains highly motivated individuals (many recent graduates of top-notch universities) and places them as teachers in underperforming school districts throughout the country. Several studies have documented the successes of TFA teachers in Louisiana, North Carolina, and New York City&mdash;raising student achievement, often outperforming other new teachers.
01/03/11 The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report on the Kansas City, Missouri School District's (KCMSD) teacher policies, finding that the combination of a restrictive bargaining agreement, misguided state laws and historically poor district management have led to a system that has prioritized the interests of adults over the needs of students.
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