Education

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 public 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

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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

MAY 31, 2016

"I Believe in You": the Power of Near-Peer Advisers and the College Advising Corps

Through College Advising Corps programs across the country, college advisers serve high school students with similar backgrounds and circumstances to help navigate the complex world of college admissions and financial aid.

MAY 27, 2016

Save a Little, Gain a Lot: Cultivating College-Saver Identities

Children's Savings Accounts have been shown to promote college-savings identities among students and families. Melinda Lewis, Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Kansas, shares information about using these accounts as a tool for postsecondary attainment.

MAY 26, 2016

Good Reads: Communities Schools Race

Aaron North offers three suggested readings on community ownership in public education.

MAY 24, 2016

A Personal Thank You Note to Some KC MVPs

5 years have passed since the Kauffman School opened its doors. Hear Aaron North thank the teachers and leaders who have been with the school since day one.

MAY 19, 2016

Collaboration and Creativity in Funding Early Education

Whitney Hosty, senior philanthropic advisor at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, discusses ways in which donors can contribute to improving early education in our community.

MAY 18, 2016

Education Rising | KC's Hub for Urban Educators

Discover your path to innovate, teach, and change the lives of students in Kansas City.

MAY 17, 2016

2016 High School Seniors are Reaching Higher

Each spring, Kauffman Scholars celebrates Decision Day, in which graduating seniors are recognized for making their final college selection.

MAY 12, 2016

The Future of School: Innovation, Community, Kansas City

With a relentless focus on families and students, Matt Candler, Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, discusses their partnership with The Lean Lab to bring new opportunities for education innovation to Kansas City.

MAY 10, 2016

Policy Priorities Make Data Work for Kids

Getting quality, timely and actionable information to those who need it most helps students succeed. Data Quality Campaign's Paige Kowalski outlines four recommendations on building data systems for policymakers.

MAY 05, 2016

Early Education Funders Collaborative

The Collaborative supports improvements in early childhood education systems and increased options and opportunities for families in the region.

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