EdWise is a new, custom-built technology tool developed by the Kauffman Foundation that aggregates publicly available school metrics into a single database.
EdWise stemmed from a desire within the Kauffman Foundation to be the best possible stewards of the resources we invest in the local, regional, and national education sectors. The sheer volume of public education data made processing internal and external requests for information time consuming and complex endeavors.
In conversations with district and school leaders, university faculty, government officers, parents, and community members, we realized these groups all shared the same challenges. A wide range of education stakeholders will benefit from having free and easy access to public information that could tell them more about the educational communities in Kansas and Missouri.
EdWise was created with feedback and engagement from those stakeholder groups, along with state-level administrators, to address those needs and challenges.
Meet the EdWise Team
Christopher Laubenthal is the creator of EdWise and serves as a program officer and senior data analyst in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. His work allows him to explore topics around data, education, and human capital through grants and programs.
Edith Gummer is an education research director in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She oversees the development and implementation of the education research and policy initiatives and tools, including EdWise, that focus on strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship in education.