Focus on kindergarten through third grade literacy has long-term impact
Moved by the ramifications of children’s inability to read at grade level by third grade, Kansas City civic leader and dedicated education donor, Bert Berkley, has established an endowed fund of $50,000 to support the Bert Berkley Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Literacy at UMKC. Continue reading “Berkley Establishes Literacy Award for Educators”
Foundation support accelerates Institute for Urban Education growth, progress
Despite the challenges of the last year, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Urban Education (IUE) in the School of Education is successfully affecting student success and teacher retention through its programming in urban schools, thanks in part to significant and steady support from major donors. Continue reading “Sherman and Sunderland Gifts Amplify Education Program Success”
UMKC School of Education Institute for Urban Education is poised for growth
The Institute of Urban Education within the UMKC School of Education is committed to improving student success in urban schools. Continue reading “Placing More Teachers of Color in Urban Schools”
by Patricia O’Dell
Ka Baw Say immigrated to the United States with his older brother and sister when he was 19 years old. The Thomas and Theresa Sullivan Scholarship he received in 2018 enabled him to improve his education and his life.
“We wanted a good future,” says Say of him and his siblings. “Our parents did not come with us. They were worried, but they didn’t want to stop us. They wanted us to have a good life.” Continue reading “Scholarship and Determination Lead to Success”
UMKC remembers longtime friend Hugh Zimmer
The University of Missouri-Kansas City celebrates the impact of a longtime friend, generous donor and educational visionary, Hugh J. Zimmer (1930-2019).
Zimmer was the retired chairman of Zimmer Companies. His impact on Kansas City, and on UMKC, would be difficult to overestimate. Continue reading “Honoring an Educational Visionary”
By Patricia O’Dell
Elizabeth Noble, Ph.D., has a long history with the UMKC School of Education. Continue reading “Noble Dedication to Education”
The UMKC School of Education has appointed Eric Camburn, Ph.D., as the Sherman Family Foundation Endowed Chair and Director of the Urban Education Research Center, holding the appointment of professor in the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations. Continue reading “Eric Camburn Named Chair Urban Research Center”