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

DECEMBER 01, 2015

New Kauffman Sketchbook Expresses Urgent Need to Provide Students the Opportunities They Deserve

Every moment counts for students who have fallen behind on their path to meaningful, productive and happy futures, according to a new Kauffman Sketchbook video.

DECEMBER 01, 2015

Kauffman Sketchbook - "A Sense of Urgency"

Aaron North, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Education, discusses how every moment counts for students who have fallen behind on their path to meaningful, productive and happy futures. North recommends moving beyond the ideologies and personal philosophies that can distract efforts to stay focused on advancing academic achievement for every student.

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

EMKS Named 2015 Charter School of the Year

The Missouri Charter Public School Association has named the Kauffman School its Missouri Charter School of the Year.

NOVEMBER 09, 2015

Kauffman Foundation and Partner to Fund Classroom Projects Led by Kansas City Public School Teachers

A $200,000 grant from the Foundation to the charitable organization will be used in part to provide matching funding to donations made on to teachers in low-income public schools within Jackson, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

OCTOBER 19, 2015

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.

OCTOBER 19, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Awards Grants to Three Kansas City Schools Working Toward Improved Literacy and Language Outcomes

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

OCTOBER 14, 2015

Education Rising | KC's Hub for Urban Educators

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

OCTOBER 07, 2015

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

An overview of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Charter School.

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 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.

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