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

Barr Announces First Cohort of Partners in $30-Million “Engage New England: Doing High School Differently” Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Nine organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine receive planning grants to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2017 | Category: Education

Positive Youth Development – What Does it Look Like in High Schools?

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

A recap and recording of a recent webinar featuring successful high schools intentionally designed around positive youth development theory.

June 13, 2017 | Category: Education

New Opportunity for Massachusetts Secondary Educators to Learn, Network, and Be Inspired

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Learning-focused school visits aim to generate interest and capacity in the Commonwealth to create excellent high school models.

June 01, 2017 | Category: Education

Proven Early College Program to Double its Reach in New England

Gateway to College National Network president outlines a funding opportunity for new partnerships between New England colleges and K–12 school districts.

April 28, 2017 | Category: Education

Learning Beyond the Walls of Traditional High Schools

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Barr issues RFP for planning and design of schools situated within a wider learning ecosystem to promote college and career readiness.

March 31, 2017 | Category: Education