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

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Kauffman Scholars: Making College a Reality for Kansas City Students

Kauffman Scholars is a unique college access and scholarship program designed to help low-income urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education.

SEPTEMBER 04, 2015

Education Rising

K-12 education in Kansas City is transforming at its urban core. From welcoming innovative school models to investing in educators who can close the achievement gap for low-income children, this city is embarking on system-wide change at all levels.

AUGUST 25, 2015

Education Rising | Kansas City's Hub for Education Leadership Opportunities

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

AUGUST 18, 2015

New Features Added to Online Education Database

Just in time for the release of state test scores in Missouri, EdWise has launched two new tools aimed at helping educators, policymakers, researchers and non-profits easily access and analyze education data.

AUGUST 18, 2015

Kauffman School Students Outpace Peers on State Test

The results are in, and Ewing Marion Kauffman School students have achieved outstanding results on the 2015 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) state test.

AUGUST 14, 2015

Education is Rising in Kansas City

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

AUGUST 14, 2015

Education Rising | Build Your Own Path

After establishing your career pathway in Kansas City, become an even better educator with these Kauffman Foundation-supported structures. Start your journey today!

AUGUST 14, 2015

Education Rising | Lead the Way for Urban Students

If you’re passionate about education innovation, you can make a difference for Kansas City’s kids. Start your journey today!

AUGUST 07, 2015

Academy of Management

The Kauffman Foundation recognizes the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship recipients at this meeting.

JULY 31, 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.

JULY 29, 2015

Entrepreneurship Education and Training: What Works?

This series will explore where the state of research stands, what has been concretely proven to work, where the gaps of knowledge lay and what we as educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers and researchers can do to fill them.

JULY 22, 2015

Kauffman School: By the Numbers

See how the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college prep school in Kansas City, is achieving its mission of creating college graduates.

JULY 22, 2015

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Beyond Belief"

Aaron North, vice president of Education, suggests that the best teachers share a fundamental belief that all students can learn and meet high expectations.

JULY 14, 2015

Missouri College Advising Corps

A national leader in providing advisory services to help underserved high school students identify “best fit” pathways that lead to postsecondary completion.

JULY 14, 2015

Kansas City Scholarships

The Kauffman Foundation is providing $1.5 million to ten local scholarship programs to increase the opportunity for more Kansas City-area students to earn a college degree.

JULY 14, 2015

Individual Schools

We invest in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.

JULY 14, 2015

Fund for Teachers

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

JULY 14, 2015

Our support of Donors Choose provides match funding for classroom projects posted on by public school teachers in the Greater Kansas City area.

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