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

JANUARY 28, 2015

Individual Schools

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

JANUARY 28, 2015

DonorsChoose.org

The Kauffman Foundation's support of Donors Choose provides match funding for classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org by public school teachers in the Greater Kansas City area.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Fund for Teachers

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

JANUARY 26, 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.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Leading Educators

Leading Educators develops and leverages effective instructional leaders to measurably improve student achievement in high school.

JANUARY 26, 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.

JANUARY 26, 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.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

The Kauffman Foundation supports Citizens of the World Charter (CWC) Schools' development and opening of a four-school network of charter public schools in Midtown Kansas City.

JANUARY 23, 2015

Has the Typical College Student Really Changed?

How do we think about the 'typical' college student, and do the data agree?

JANUARY 09, 2015

Kauffman Scholars Share Their Stories

Urban youth in the program talk about their challenges, hopes and dreams.

JANUARY 08, 2015

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in New Investments to Support Education Opportunities for Kansas City-Area Students

The Kauffman Foundation announces a set of new investments totaling $2.5 million to provide greater numbers of Kansas City-area students with incentives and opportunities to reach high levels of educational achievement.

DECEMBER 16, 2014

Kauffman's Trending Topics in 2014: Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Ecosystems, K-12 Teacher Development and Baseball

2014 has been another year of prolific online content distribution for the Kauffman Foundation, which annually assesses what topics net the most attention as one way to gauge priorities among its entrepreneurship and youth education audiences.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

States Find Their Own Way to Use Education Data in Research

Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal highlights several states finding efficiencies partnering with researchers to improve understanding of their education systems.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship

First-time digital format features dozens of essays, interviews, photos and videos by Foundation leaders, associates and experts engaged in areas related to Kauffman’s mission

NOVEMBER 06, 2014

Kauffman Foundation Economists Revive Two Popular Blogs

After a hiatus to refresh content and direction, the Kauffman Foundation is re-launching the "Data Maven" and "Growthology" blogs that explore entrepreneurship and education trends and research.

OCTOBER 30, 2014

Highlights from Talk, Read, Play Community Conversation at the Kauffman Foundation

Kansas City Mayor Sly James, through Turn the Page KC and in collaboration with The Family Conservancy convened a community conversation at the Kauffman Foundation aimed at elevating the “Talk, Read, Play” campaign.

OCTOBER 14, 2014

KC Education Speaker Series: Richard Whitmire

The author of "On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope," examines the rise and expansion of charter school network in this talk at the Kansas City Public Library.

OCTOBER 01, 2014

Applications Now Open for Kansas City Educators to Dream Big

The Kauffman Foundation renews its partnership with Fund for Teachers to help enrich the personal and professional growth of Kansas City's educators.