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Rethink Ed

Rethink ED

Let’s Reimagine Education

Launched in 2018, the Rethink ED conference is designed to bring together all the stakeholders in education business leaders, educators, parents, community leaders, high school students, and national experts to help rethink education, by collaboratively creating tools, resources, and knowledge to better support communities that empower the makers, doers, and dreamers in our communities and our students.

Unlike other education conferences, Rethink ED:

  • Harnesses the expertise of the participants to shape the conversation.
  • Discovers innovations in education from unlikely places.
  • Supports the creation of solutions to pressing challenges.
  • Invites everyone to help redesign the future of learning.

To dive deeper into the work, check out the opening of our first Rethink ED conference. It’s the perfect jumping-off point for history and context.

Watch: “Rethink ED Recap” | 2:22

Rethink ED is a gathering of community, coming together to explore what education can be. This convening is the first step in the Kansas City region, across two state lines, to explore the transformation of the high school diploma in order for all students to graduate ready for life, college, and career.

Why is Kauffman doing this event?

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation believes that schools and communities have their own solutions and need the investment of time and the capacity for development. By learning collectively from others across the nation and elevating the exciting work educational and civic leaders are leading in the Kansas City metro region, the new phase of learning and education is at hand.