Ewing Kauffman believed that youth prepared for education beyond high school would be positioned to lead economically independent, personally fulfilling lives. Our education strategy focuses on giving more Kansas City students access to high-quality education options and opportunities, from early childhood through postsecondary attainment.

To achieve this vision, we invest in schools, programs, and research to support the development of teachers and leaders, quality schools, and education innovations. This will ensure more Kansas City students are entering kindergarten ready to learn, attending high-quality schools, and earning postsecondary degrees and credentials.

What's New in Education

AUGUST 23, 2016

Coming on Board: Envisioning the Future of Kansas City Public Schools

Hear perspectives from two of the newest Kansas City Public Schools board members as the new school year kicks-off

AUGUST 16, 2016

Cross-program Initiatives

We support large-scale initiatives that complement the Foundation's core Education and Entrepreneurship work.

AUGUST 16, 2016

Back to School: A College Conversation

Eric Wilkinson sits down with Kauffman Scholars Legacy Interns to discuss what they learned from their summer internship, what they have planned for the coming year and words of advice for future students.

AUGUST 11, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Announces 2016 Recipients of Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Program awards grants of $35,000 each to seven junior faculty members

AUGUST 09, 2016

Connecting the Dots: Teach for America

Hear about the Teach For America corps members who work to improve education in our community and how this pipeline of talent is making an impact beyond the two-year service commitment.

AUGUST 03, 2016

Standing Room Only

Christopher recaps his recent presentation on parental use of education data at the National Center for Education Statistics Summer Conference in Washington, D.C.

JULY 26, 2016

Paying a Visit to the College Life

A look at the 2016 Kauffman Scholars campus tours and why they are so rewarding for Legacy Intern, Marquita Edwards.

JULY 14, 2016

Stay or Go Home? International STEM Students in the United States are Up for Grabs after Graduation

Kauffman Foundation study recommends policies to open the door wider to benefit U.S. innovation and competitiveness

JULY 12, 2016

Because Data Alone Means Nothing

Christopher Laubenthal gives a recap of the inaugural Missouri Education Data Summit.

JULY 05, 2016

The First Step in Engaging Parents is Getting to Know Them

Parent engagement means much more than attending formal school events. Read Murray Woodard's suggested approach to cultivating parental involvement in schools.

JUNE 30, 2016

Citizens of the World: LA to NY to KC

Citizens of the World Charter Schools is opening in Kansas City this fall. Hear from the school's executive director, Kristin Droege, on what makes CWCS a unique and high quality environment.

JUNE 28, 2016

Leadership, Ewing Kauffman, and the Kauffman School

President and CEO Wendy Guillies recognizes Hannah Lofthus for receiving the prestigious Ryan Award.

JUNE 24, 2016

Individual Schools

Our “Individual Schools” grants program is accepting applications from district, charter and private schools in the five-county metro area until Dec. 1.

JUNE 24, 2016

Individual Schools Grants

Through the Individual Schools Grants program, the Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.

JUNE 21, 2016

More Doors Opening to Those Who Want to Pursue Teaching

Kansas City Teacher Residency is the first locally-grown non-institute of higher education to become a teacher certifying agency in the state of Missouri.

JUNE 14, 2016

Grantee Spotlight: The Literacy Lab

Hear from The Literacy Lab corps member, Colleen Lucas, about her experience this year providing literacy intervention to students in a KC school.

JUNE 13, 2016

The Next Chapter - Kauffman Scholars Giving Back

Kauffman Scholars talk about giving back to the community during the next phase of the college access and scholarship program.

JUNE 07, 2016

Old World, Old Question. New World, New Question?

Shifting the question in education from, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" to, "what problem do you want to solve?"

JUNE 03, 2016

Surf Classes for the Data Deluge

Living in the "age of data" requires data literacy to use the information for continuous learning and improvement. Christopher Laubenthal discusses opportunities to become more data literate in the field of education.

JUNE 01, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals

Grants of $20,000 each to be awarded to 20 doctoral scholars

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