Category: Education

Creating Space for Change by Asking, “Why?”

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A new video series engages millions in questioning longstanding education practices that are ripe for a rethink.

August 22, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces $4.5 million in New Grants for “Doing High School Differently”

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

10 organizations from across New England gain support to plan and implement new school models to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2018 | Category: Education

New Report Details Challenges Facing Boston’s Public High Schools

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

EY-Parthenon analysis details challenges facing public high school students who fall off track, and recommends five components of integrated approach to ensure high-quality for all.

May 24, 2018 | Category: Education

Five Lessons from Two Decades of Early Education Grantmaking

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Senior Program Officer Kimberly Haskins reflects on nearly 20 years of work focused on improving outcomes for Massachusetts’ youngest learners.

May 17, 2018 | Category: Education

What Are My Options for Boston Schools?

Kate Dobin

Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

New website profiles every school in Boston, giving parents easy access to the information they care about most.

February 05, 2018 | Category: Education

Developing a New Vision of High School Education

Stephen Zrike headshot

Stephen Zrike

Guest Author · Receiver and Superintendent, Holyoke Public Schools

Dr. Stephen Zrike, Receiver/Superintendent of Holyoke Public Schools, shares lessons from the high school design process that resulted in establishing a new vision for high school education in Holyoke.

November 09, 2017 | Category: Education

Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Two of the Engage New England Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Foundation issues request for proposals for a second cohort of teams to design schools focused on connecting students off track to graduate to success in high school and beyond.

October 24, 2017 | Category: Education

Six Questions with Barr's New Education Senior Program Officer

Kate Dobin

Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Getting to know Kate Dobin who leads Barr’s Boston K-12 strategy for Education.

October 20, 2017 | Category: Education

New Grants Support 11 Schools to Redesign Where Learning Happens

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Connecting more students to success by blurring the lines between school, college, career, and community.

October 03, 2017 | Category: Education

New Senior Program Officer to Join Barr’s Education Team

Kate Dobin to lead Foundation’s efforts focused on expanding access to K–12 quality in Boston.

July 05, 2017 | Category: Education