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Kolavalli, Chhaya – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2021
Inclusion in research systems (specifically, research training, universities, and the publishing and funding environment within higher education) is increasingly identified as a problem. An inclusive body of researchers is better equipped to produce relevant, actionable scholarship that accounts for diversity and difference. Why? There's a strong…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Research Training, Research Administration, Diversity
Desai, Sameeksha; Looze, Jessica; Pechenina, Anna – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2020
Nearly 1 in 6 adults in the U.S. has outstanding student loan debt. Among those between the ages of 18 and 29, 1 in 3 reported having student loan debt. Meanwhile, the share of new entrepreneurs aged 20-34 declined from 34% to 27% between 1996 and 2019. The relationship between student loan debt and entrepreneurship sits at the intersection of…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Entrepreneurship, Student Financial Aid
Deeds, Donna M. – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2017
This report was commissioned by Mid-America Regional Council and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to gain an understanding of the current state of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in nine counties of the Kansas City region: Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, and Ray; and Kansas counties of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Practices, Barriers, Incentives
Han, Xueying; Appelbaum, Richard P. – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2016
If current trends continue, international students will comprise half of U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) PhD graduates by 2020. The proportion of international PhD-level students on temporary visas to study STEM subjects in the United States has doubled over the past thirty years. Further, these students are much more…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, STEM Education, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees
Koedel, Cory; Ni, Shawn; Podgursky, Michael; Xiang, P. Brett – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2014
This report examines teacher pension plans in Missouri, with a particular focus on the Kansas City and Saint Louis school districts. Missouri is unusual in that public educators are divided among three pension systems: the Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KC), which covers 3 percent of Missouri teachers; the Public School Retirement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Retirement Benefits, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences
Koedel, Cory; Ni, Shawn; Podgursky, Michael; Xiang, P. Brett – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2014
In "Missouri Charter Schools and Teacher Pension Plans: How Well Do Existing Pension Plans Serve Charter and Urban Teachers?" the authors stated that there is no reciprocity between the three Missouri teacher pension plans, based on their understanding that employer contributions could not transfer between plans. That statement is…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Retirement Benefits, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2013
Entrepreneurship education--the teaching of skills and cultivation of talents that students need to start businesses, identify opportunities, manage risk, and innovate in the course of their careers--is now a staple of American higher education. As recently as the 1990s, that was far from true. Over the past decade or so, however, the university…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2011
An August 2010 Harris Interactive[R] survey, commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, posed questions about entrepreneurship to 5,077 U.S. young people ages eight to twenty-four. The results show that business ownership continues to capture the imaginations of America's youth, particularly for those who know a successful entrepreneur…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
Atkinson, Robert D.; Andes, Scott – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2010
While every state continues to experience the impacts of the economic downturn and resulting recession, it will be many years before people understand the full nature and causes of the financial crisis. But it appears that one of the contributing factors to both the crisis and the anemic nature of the recovery has been the weakened position of the…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Global Approach, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Stangler, Dane – Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2010
Into early 2010, more than two years after the recession began, the American economy continues to send out mixed signals with respect to economic recovery: GDP (gross domestic product) growth looks set to recover, while unemployment is projected to remain high for many more years. The most important economic matter facing the country is job…
Descriptors: Business, Economic Progress, Economic Impact, Employment
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2010
In 2010, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation co-convened three cross-sector summits to develop recommendations for growing energy innovation in the United States. The first summit was held in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2010, in partnership with the White House. Gallup and the city of Omaha, Nebraska, hosted the second summit on June 16, 2010,…
Descriptors: Energy, Innovation, Public Policy, Interstate Programs
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2010
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Arizona State University (ASU), and U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) co-convened a conference on Energy Innovation in the Southwest region of the United States that included participation by entrepreneurs, state government officials, representatives of academia,…
Descriptors: Fuels, Innovation, Educational Technology, State Government