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Fund For Teachers Lets Educators Bring Unique Experiences To Their Classrooms


Fund for Teachers provides local educators the money to gain unique experiences from around the world and bring them back to their students, and school communities. On this edition of Up To Date, guest host Danie Alexander talks with a panel about the process and results of this program. 


  • Karen Webb is the Executive Director of Fund for Teachers. 
  • Jay Pitts-Zevin is a language arts teacher at Alta Vista Charter High School in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Kathleen Hammond teaches art at University Academy, a K-12 school also in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hear More: The Kauffman Foundation is doing a series of forums about Fund for Teachers. These forums are open to the public, and are November 12th from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO. For more information click here

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As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.