There is a need to prepare greater numbers of teachers, leaders, and administrators to effectively serve students facing challenging circumstances. We recognize and celebrate educators for the lives they change every day.
The Kauffman Foundation supports a wide range of programs that connect educators to professional development opportunities, giving them a chance to innovate and improve teaching techniques. We support new teachers, especially underrepresented educators, to be trained and enter into the profession better prepared, as well as veteran educators, principals, superintendents, and more.
To that end, we invest in a pipeline of effective professional development opportunities to strengthen teachers and school leaders. As a national philanthropic model, Education Rising uses strategic partnerships to build a network of support for a community of teachers.