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.

We need passionate leaders with great vision to raise the education standards in Kansas City. Inspired innovators who want to write the course of change. Pioneers who want to catalyze historic reform. 

Kansas City is large enough to be a great place to live and small enough for you to make a real difference. The Kauffman Foundation is collaborating with organizations, educators, and community members to build a system of high-performing urban schools in Kansas City staffed by highly effective teachers and leaders. Our ultimate goal: Increase the percentage of students reaching academic and life outcomes that prepare them for success after high school