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

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 .

MAY 05, 2015

Kauffman Foundation and Funding Partners Welcome City Year to Kansas City

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.

MAY 01, 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.

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

Fund for Teachers

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

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.

MARCH 17, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Launches Online Resource For Education Leadership Positions in Kansas City

Kauffman’s “Brighter Futures” initiative helps local organizations and schools attract outcomes-driven educators

MARCH 04, 2015

Bennett Hypothesis: Does Student Aid Raise Tuition?

Kauffman researcher Josh Russell explores how federal aid may increase college tuition via the Bennett Hypothesis.

MARCH 03, 2015

21st Century Skills? More like 18th Century Skills

Kauffman researcher Christopher Laubenthal explores the so called 21st century skills and investigates how different they actually are from skills required from previous generations.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

1 Million Cups 2.0

Kauffman Foundation researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explains the evolution of the 1 Million Cups Program as it has spread across the country into 69 cities in less than three years.

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Economics and Teacher Prep: Higher Standards Needed

Kauffman researcher Christopher Laubenthal explores challenges of teacher training in the 21st century in his "Human Capital and the Economy" series.

FEBRUARY 18, 2015

5 Reasons to be Concerned About Student Debt

Kauffman researcher Josh Russell gives five reasons why you should be concerned about student debt and provides insights into student debt relief.