Education

Ewing Kauffman believed that youth prepared to succeed in college will go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. Our education strategy focuses heavily on access to high quality public school options and postsecondary opportunities intended to improve academic and life outcomes for lower income urban students in Kansas City.

Building on experiences from our Kauffman Scholars program, the Foundation will provide postsecondary completion incentives, including scholarships, for more students in the Kansas City area. Kauffman also supports programs that attract and retain great teachers and leaders in our community.

What's New in Education

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JUNE 29, 2015

Experienced Educator to Lead New Kansas City Teacher Residency

Charles King will be responsible for developing innovative program designed to prepare aspiring teachers to become effective urban educators.

JUNE 24, 2015

EdWise | Empowering Informed Decisions About Education

Learn more about EdWise, a custom-built technology tool developed by the Kauffman Foundation that aggregates publicly available school metrics into a single database.

JUNE 23, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Debuts New Online Resource to Make Accessing Public Education Data Faster and Easier

To help make publicly available education data more accessible to more people, the Kauffman Foundation has launched a new online tool called EdWise.

JUNE 16, 2015

Education is Rising in Kansas City

If you are an entrepreneurial educator with a proven record of raising academic achievement for urban students, check out these leadership opportunities.

JUNE 16, 2015

City Year Comes to KC

As part of AmeriCorps, City Year places diverse young adults in high-need urban schools for a year of service to support students' academic and socio-emotional success.

JUNE 15, 2015

College and Career Ready Reports

Kansas, like Missouri, also has information currently available that addresses college preparedness, but does so only in terms of remediation coursework enrollment for every school district in Kansas that has students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education in the state. Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal explores where these data source can be found, what data are included, and their context.

JUNE 12, 2015

Fund for Teachers

Funded by the Kauffman Foundation, Fund for Teachers experiences transform teachers' careers and classrooms for years to come.

JUNE 09, 2015

Meet Our New President & CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announces the appointment of Wendy Guillies as the Foundation's new president and chief executive officer.

JUNE 05, 2015

Individual Schools

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.

MAY 21, 2015

In The Kansas City Star: Prioritize Student Academic Outcomes Above All Else

In this guest editorial, Kauffman Foundation Acting President and CEO Wendy Guillies shares the Foundation’s vision for the future of Kansas City’s urban schools.

MAY 15, 2015

Underutilized Resource in Understanding College Readiness

Information is currently available that addresses college preparedness in terms of first year completion, grade point average, and remediation for every high school in Missouri that has students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education in the state. Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal explores where these data source can be found, what data are included, and their context.

MAY 12, 2015

KC Education Speaker Series: Planting Academic Seeds: The Book Benefit

Mariah Evans, a sociologist at the University of Nevada-Reno, headed a 20-year, worldwide study that found “the presence of books in the home” to be the top predictor of whether a child will attain a high level of education .

APRIL 30, 2015

KC Education Speaker Series

A partnership between the Kauffman Foundation and the Kansas City Public Library, this speaker series brings leading thinkers in education to Kansas City audiences.

APRIL 29, 2015

Bennett Hypothesis 2.0 (part 2)

Kauffman Researcher Josh Russell continues to explore the Bennett Hypothesis 2.0, focusing on school selectivity and the dynamic story of tuition increases.

APRIL 15, 2015

Bennett Hypothesis 2.0 (part 1)

Kauffman Researcher Josh Russell explores an updated Bennett Hypothesis, dubbed the Bennett Hypothesis 2.0, and the affects its refinements may have in explaining how financial aid increases college tuition.

APRIL 09, 2015

Words to Give By

The words of Ewing Marion Kauffman continue to inspire and guide the foundation that bears his name.

APRIL 02, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Announces Kansas City's 2015 Fund for Teachers Fellows

The Kauffman Foundation has unveiled the list of 12 educators who will embark on self-designed odysseys as Kansas City’s 2015 Fund for Teachers Fellows.

APRIL 01, 2015

Alternative Theories for Rising College Tuition: Baumol’s Cost Disease and Bowen’s Rule

Kauffman researcher Josh Russell examines the role of Baumol's Cost Disease and Bowen's Rule play in increasing tuition in higher education.

MARCH 18, 2015

Alternative Theories for Rising College Tuition: State Funding and Competition

Kauffman researcher Josh Russell explores the effects of decreased state funding and increased competition on college tuition.

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